A Golden Afternoon

Oil on canvas. 11″ x 14″

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn, Oregon

Our family looks forward each year to the tulips blooming on this farm. This painting¬†shows the different approaches to¬†soaking up those days of color. While the adults enjoy walking along the flowers, the children prefer to immerse themselves in the farmlife by climbing on equipment! I didn’t notice until after the painting was completed that the two boys must be twins. I had seen them there but didn’t register that they were dressed alike. This painting was first rendered in black, gray and white values and allowed to dry. The colors were applied after the painting was fully worked out on the canvas.