Monday, February 9, 2009

Raining on the Tulips--American Landscape Oil Painting

This 5x7 inch oil painting was inspired by rain on the tulips in the Skagit Valley of Washington State. Every spring the flower growers host the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This year you can visit between April 1st to April 30 and, if mother nature cooperates, you will see lovely tulips and daffodils. Tours are available for a number of the local tulip farms. Wear a rain coat, take your umbrella, and then pray for sunshine. You never know what weather will greet you in the Pacific Northwest. This painting is for sale in my Etsy Gallery this week and can be purchased for $50.00 plus $6.50 for shipping to US addresses. Click here to see closeups of the brush strokes and texture.
Technorati tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 comments:

Nancy and the fatties said...

Nancy, I saw tulips in your heading and raced over as fast as my little clicker would get me here. The reds are gorgeous, I like how you laid them against that rich darkness to make them pop. Beautiful work!

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks Nancy. This painting was created on a black gessoed surface which helped support the rich darkness you mention. I appreciate you feedback!