Oil painting: Girl with a Red Tulip

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11 by 14, oil on canvas panel

After admiring portraits by Kris Lewis like this one and this one, I jumped in (over my head) and attempted something similar. Meredith (such a good sport) posed for reference photos. The background is a small part of a landscape by Alexandre Calame. Red tulips symbolize perfect love, and butterflies suggest metamorphosis, change and growth.

This was a change of pace and a challenge. As with the self portrait I did a few weeks ago, I thought I’d enjoy slowing down and painting fine detail, but when it came to it I just rushed through it. So much to learn.

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    […] is kindly displaying four other paintings: Common Boneset, Woody Nightshade, Nearly Empty Spot and Girl with Red Tulip. Share this:ShareTwitterFacebookStumbleUponPrintEmailRedditDiggLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

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