These tulips fascinated me. When we were living in Seattle, WA tulips were an early spring flower and you could get armloads of them at the Pike Place Market for $15. Steve brought these ones home for me one day and I was captivated because they were purple. Not quite the soft purple they are here in the painting but a deep dark violet. They also were had the pretty frilly edges – so I had to photograph them and save them for another day – almost two years later.
It is a break in the colours I’ve been using but I couldn’t resist the cool colours.