This is my first of two paintings with this tulips composition. When I started the first one, I was not really in the mood for it, I'm into more earthy colors at the moment, and those bright red tulips didn't speak to me.
I started with it anyway, and went very rough with the brush strokes, at times too rough, wasn't sure if it would end well. I think it went OK, and it inspired me to do another one with different colors and not as rough. I really love the 2nd one.