Sunday, January 4, 2015

#155 Back to School Tulips

Floral Painting by Daily Painter,  Whitney Heavey, Red, Pink, Tulips
Bold Tulips by Whitney Heavey
I'm not sure what possessed me to start another #30paintingsin30days during the longest Christmas school vacation ever.  Well actually, I know I would have NEVER painted during this week without it, so for that, I am grateful.  I've been a bit pressured to finish these daily paintings during a time when my family is home 24/7 and during a time when I was planning on catching up with the enormous amount of bookkeeping I have from my holiday sales.  So today, I decided, I had to get bold with these tulips and show them who was in charge and not let them take over every spare minute.  So, they did take a bit longer then planned, but I didn't let them take every minute of today.. and even managed to get to church and do about 1/3 of my bookkeeping. 

Tomorrow I head back to my studio and am so excited to have a place where there isn't all the distractions of home.    One of the reasons I love a New Year is that winter is such a great time for me to hole up in my studio and paint like crazy without the pull of warm weather outside or the distraction of the holidays.  Painting in the winter is like a vitamin for this sun starved artist!

If you would like to bid on this 6"x6" acrylic painting, "Back to School Tulips",  please click here.  Good luck!


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Whitney, I first wanted to see your blog because the tulips are so VERY awesome! Strong, drenched in color and powerfully designed. Then I saw, in the 'topics' area, that you had a 'cancer' keyword. Don't know why I clicked on that, but it was very timely. My niece, my godchild, is struggling right now (age 26) with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Since the summer, they haven't been able to slow it and we are all in a quiet panic mode as she gets her third type of chemo, and is being set up for stem cell therapy. I applaud your success, and am happy to see that you kept your sense of fun and wonder. May you ever be healthy and get thousands of days at the beach! Love the Cape, too, as I'm in RI now. Anyway, I love your work. said...

Very beautiful!

Whitney Alexanderson Heavey said...

Thanks Kelley! I sent you an email. I hate cancer...and am sending cancer kicking mojo to your niece. PS Rhode Island beaches are so great... water is warm enough to stay in all day!

Whitney Alexanderson Heavey said...

Thanks Tracy!

Kay Wyne said...

Love these tulips! Kay