ABOUT THE TULIPA SERIES
I have long been attracted to the distinct beauty of the red and white Parrot Tulip. I am mesmerized by the high contrast as well as the ruffled edge of this Tulip's petals which provide a strong sense of movement to the viewer. In drawing the Parrot Tulip, I attempt to emphasize that strong color contrast and the undulating petal-edge movement. I've enjoyed creating each drawing in The Tulipa Series, finding each more challenging than the last. The Tulipa Series includes: Tulipa I; Tulipa II; Tulipa III; Tulipa, Preparing the Bouquet; Emerging from the Night, and Anatomy of the Bulb.
Although the Tulipa drawings, to a certain extent, are representational, I consider them abstract drawings due to the high contrast of the blacks and greys of the charcoal on smooth white Bristol paper.