The interior of a tulip
April 7, 2011
“Another Red Tulip” ©Jill Rosoff 2011, 4″ x 6″, $40.00
When you think of the image of a tulip, the shape that comes to mind is the shape of the whole flower atop that lovely long stem. When the blossom opens up wide like this, which they’ll do when it’s warm, it shows off these wonderful inner glories. How coy of them to have all this great-looking stuff hidden inside! They almost look like poppies when they’re like this. The fun thing is that when it cools off, the buds close up again.
This piece is painted on the last sheet of paper from the pack of watercolor postcard blanks I bought so many years ago. I mentioned that pad two posts ago, on “Single Orange Tulip”. Imagine what all of these tulip portraits would look like arranged together on the wall! the orange , the pink, the two red ones, and there’s a purple one posted back on March 28, 2009.