Tempest in a Tulip Patch


5″x7″ colored pencil drawing of red and yellow tulips.


It’s hard to grow things in Montana, but these tulips came up year after year, as if to prove to me they were tougher than the Montana winters. This particular batch were spectacularly beautiful and I couldn’t resist painting them. You may notice the keys hidden in the stems. This piece is also part of my “Unreconciled” series. In this series, keys are symbolic of things left behind in my past that were never quite resolved. The dense forest of tulip stems seemed full of mystery to me, so I added the keys to explore that mystery a bit more.

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This image is 5″x7″, unframed. Framed as depicted here, the overall size is 11″x13″. The price INCLUDES FRAMING, at no extra charge. I recommend this frame, but you can choose any frame you like and I will frame it to your specifications:

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