tulip study 1The tulip I picked from the yard this morning has moved around while I’ve been painting and observing it.  Apparently “still life” is terminology that tulips don’t understand. I don’t mind the flower moving around.  It’s just a little strange to observe.

  Flowers are not these placid, exemplars of stillness that one supposes.  They fidget.

They merely do so on a time scale unfamiliar to human perception.  Drawing helps reveal it.  Cezanne asked, “Does an apple move?”  Well, friend, he never would have asked that question concerning a tulip.  Believe me, they move.

tulip drawing

Hold on a minute, I was certain the contour was over here ….

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