The Girl with a Red Tulip

 / The Girl with a Red Tulip

In february we dream about spring.. well, I imagine there’s nobody who wants a little bit of snow 🙂
I like to paint these girls/ladies, wich I met in real life or not. Often not.
Ia is our national blouse, this one has its origins in Oltenia region, south of Romania. Every line, every form on this blouse is a symbol from nature, from dreams or even history. Is a mix of Dacic and Roman roots but also Balcanic multicultural presence of last 100 years. My idea wasn’t to illustrate the accuracy of forms on this blouse – only the moment and emotion of a very young girl, many many years ago. Maybe somebody gave her this tulip, maybe there’s a last goodbye, maybe just dream about warm spring, or maybe tulip grows from her hand. You imagine…

* Watercolour on Fabriano paper 300gr, cold pressed.

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