Painted from my Dutch daughter-in-law's gorgeous photos of their visit last week to a stunningly beautiful tulip farm. Used a combination of 3 photos. Any suggestions to improve the sky? Finding it such a challenge to get it right. If I add intensity to the blues, it tends to look too stormy. Does it look sunny? I've looked at it so long I'm not sure anymore! I've used a combination of UB, cerulean blue, phthalo blue, tiny amounts of lemon yellow, phthalo green and alizarin crimson & lots of TW.

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Comment by Jessica Futerman on May 17, 2017 at 1:48

Thanks a lot Lori - I appreciate your taking the time to check it out & give me your encouraging comments!  A Dutch friend looked at this painting a couple of days ago and asked me "what is that red in the background" so I'm doubly glad to have a painter's approval of what was meant to give an impression of tulips in the distance!  

Comment by Lori Ippolito on May 16, 2017 at 14:03

wonderful Jess!  I think the sky is just fine, love that bit of red tulips - nice soft, abstract lead in to the more detailed house and trees..those trees are amazing!

Comment by Jessica Futerman on May 10, 2017 at 22:23

Thanks very much Pauline - yes, fields of tulips are gorgeous!

Comment by Pauline Le Merle on May 10, 2017 at 8:32

Beautiful Jessica, I adore tulips :-}

Comment by Jessica Futerman on May 6, 2017 at 5:21

Thanks Cristina! 

Comment by Cristina Mihailescu on May 5, 2017 at 1:14

Just beautiful! 

Comment by Jessica Futerman on May 3, 2017 at 6:06

Thank you Jon!  Glad you think so! 

Comment by Jon Main on May 3, 2017 at 4:05

Sky looks perfect to me, Jessica!


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