Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tulips Galore......

My latest painting, "Simple Elegance" was inspired by all the beautiful varieties of tulips that I photographed during my trip to the botanical garden a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to paint a design that was graphic, vivid and had an elegant simplicity to it.

I painted this design on a black background as I wanted the colors to really pop out from the canvas.

This piece measures 6" x 8", painted in acrylic on 1 1/2" deep gallery canvas.



I hope you'll enjoy some of my inspiration photos below.







16 comments:

JTWilkins said...

Beautiful! Simply amazing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Ruth,
Your painting is lovely! I can see where you got your inspiration. Your pictures of the tulips are beautiful.
Penny

Gail McCormack said...

Love the painting Ruth!!

As always your photos are stunning!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, Your new painting is incredible. Just beauitful. Your photographs are wonderful too.
I can see why you were so very inspired!
Happy Painting!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Donna Longenecker said...

I love tulips, and your painting is beautiful, Ruth!

Hugs,
Donna

Beadin By The Sea said...

Your new painting is just gorgeous, the black background makes such a bold statement. Beautiful work!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your painting is lovely. I love your photographs of the gardens. I just bought a bouquet of the orange and red striped kind. They look like someone painted them by hand.

Lovely.

Karen

Barbara Jacksier said...

Hi Ruth

Your painting is charming and your inspirations truly inspiring (for lack of a better word!)

A wildlife gardener said...

Beautiful painting of tulips, Ruth :)

Great photos of them too :)

Suzanne said...

I love the tulips Ruth! Ours are slowly popping up in the yard, lol!
The black background paintings you've been painting recently are so striking. I love the contrast.
Hope you have a great three day weekend!

Toni said...

Ruth, what a talented artist you are! LOVE your flower paintings! I will be checking back!

Catherine Holman said...

Hi Ruth,
I think you should do more paintings on these canvas's. The tulips against the black background are great! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Cathie

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,
Your painting is beautiful - love how the black background makes it pop. The inspiraitonal tulip photographs are very lovely.
Have a wonderful holiday.
Blessings,
Erin

Déjà View Designs said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous painting and stunning photographs! You are so very talented.

NeereAnDear said...

Awesome painting Ruth!! I love it... the black background is a keeper....

Your photos are fantastic!!

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Bren said...

OH I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!! Just followed another garden blogger to your page. I can't wait to stop back and see what part of life you capture next!

Happy Spring !