Twelve tulips set in groupings of 2 and 3, representing the black keys of a keyboard, are set against a surrealistic sky and landscape. Shadows cast from the tulip stems appear as a keyboard at the base of the surface. There are seven boundaries for each grouping of ‘black keys, representing the white keys of the keyboard, making this a two and a half octave flower keyboard.
This is one of the very few pieces where I attempted to paint nature objects. A close look at the leaves of the flowers will reveal some influence of Vincent Van Gogh’s handling of leaves.
acrylic on canvas 12 x 24
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