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The Color Purple

"Purple Tulips" 10".5 x 14"/ 27 x 36 cm

I began this painting back in March and was hoping to have it finished by Easter ... well I'm a little late. I worked on it and in trying to imitate the purples in the photo it was just coming out terrible! I am even too embarassed to show you what level of horrible I achieved. I didn't want to give up so I wiped it out and started over. I'm happy with it enough now, I've discovered how difficult it is to work with the color purple. There's a lesson in every painting!

Gratitude goes to Deb Brookshier Photography for allowing me to use her image: fresh tulips would have never lasted this long. Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for visiting my blog!


  1. You have completed,a lovely painting, even with the challenge of purple! I find it difficult to even photograph anything purple, it never comes out right. I like the Daniel Smith range of purple, they seem easier to use. Mrs A

    1. Thank you Mrs.A for such a nice and encouraging comment!

  2. Celia, I agree about the difficuly in achieving the color purple.. I too have problems..That last post I put on my blog is purple, I added some alizarin to winsor violet, and it still wasn't what I wanted.
    Yours turned out very well...
    Leaving on a trip, but will be checking on all my friends' blogs..
    Happy painting... !! ps. sorry my pic is not on your follow list, don't know what happened there. !! I'm really not invisible !!!! BJ

  3. It may have been difficult, but the final result is really beautiful , and the background really enhances the flowers ! Wish you a nice weekend.

  4. I think, although it may have been a challenge, the end result is lovely!

  5. Thank you all for your nice comments!!

  6. Mi piace molto. Hai fatto delle bellissime sfumature

  7. I think you did a lovely job with the subject matter and the colours Celia. Very pretty!


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