Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Visit to the Skagit Valley . . .

8 x 6  |  oil on panel

Every spring the Pacific Northwest's Skagit Valley bursts into bloom. As the brilliant yellow fields of daffodils begin to fade, the tulips open. Bands of purple, rose, pink, red, orange, yellow, and white blanket the valley.

Thousands of people come to the "tulip festival" during the weeks the flowers are in bloom. This little girl was totally transfixed with these orange-rose tulips. She gently touched several flowers and just kept looking into the brilliant color, creating a paintable moment. I will soon be posting several more paintable moments from my visit to the valley this spring.

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