|Winter Light with Tulips - oil on canvas - 30x30"|
I mixed up lots of different tints. I applied them with palette knife and brush adjusting warm and cool tones according to where I thought the light pattern was falling. Since these tulips have long since done duty, and were no longer around to refer to; I had to imagine where that light was falling, so it was a bit of a give and take. I also changed slightly the shapes and tones of the flowers and adjusted the tones within the shadows.
It's funny, just last week in my workshops we observed a little experiment I had set up showing how shadows change according to what kind of light (warm or cool) is on the subject. I am just realizing this painting is a good example of the idea: cool light casts warm shadows.