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American Fork, Utah, USA
This painting just glows. It looks like there’s light coming from behind this painting, but there’s not, it’s just paint. This is one thing I love about being a painter: I can take a flat surface and transform it into a three-dimensional view of tulips full of light, and all with a pile of paint and some brushes. It’s magic. I’ve said this before, but I love my palettes when I finish a painting. I can look at a pile of colors and remember where on the painting I was working when I mixed them. Off the top of my head, the colors I mixed to paint these tulips are (in no particular order): cadmium yellow medium, yellow ochre, hansa yellow orange, titanium white, mars black, brilliant green, ultramarine blue, cadmium green, radiant lemon yellow, quinacridone red, translucent magenta, napthol red, and radiant turquoise. I spend as much time mixing paints as I do applying the paint to the panel. Custom mixing is my secret weapon to capture the color and light that is signature in my paintings.