Friday, April 10, 2015

It's All About That Vase!

Can you guess how many colors I used?


Four... yes, just FOUR colors!  
     Alizarin Crimson (dark red)
     Veridian (dark bluish-green)
     Cad Yellow Medium
     Titanium White

I bought a bunch of tulips for my niece a couple of weeks ago to celebrate her being a mom for the third time. One tulip broke off, so I stuck it in a little vase and kept it for myself.  It looked so elegant in its simplicity that I knew I wanted to paint it for The Naked Artists challenge this month - an image created to represent the word "simplicity."
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My painting gals wanted to paint it too to work on how to paint glass. Using only the four colors, it came along very nicely.  Once I thought I was finished, we stood back and looked... 

ME: Hmmm...What d'ya think?
THEM: Wow! Look at the glass!
ME: I think I love it, but something's not right.
THEM: It's great!  The vase is fabulous!
ME: It's supposed to be about a tulip, but it's all about the vase.
EVERYBODY: It's all about that vase, 'bout that vase, 'bout that vase... no tulip!  It's all about that vase, 'bout that vase, 'bout that vase... no tulip!

After a good laugh, I put three little highlights on the petals.  Instantly, it became a painting of a tulip in a vase.

I love my painting partners!

Click "It's All About that Vase" to purchase this little painting.


2 comments:

  1. Ha! Cute story to always remember the vase, no tulip. ;)

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  2. Funny! I'm glad to discover your blog, happy painting to you!

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