Easter 2010 .
I had been drawing tulips before and after the Easter painting. Good thing. Yesterday I set up to do some small gouache paintings of tulips. But when I came back after a lunchbreak to actually start, the tulips had burst open in their vases so far that petals were flattened like an open hand. Some petals were already fallen onto the table. I did these two sketches anyhow, from my memory of the white tulips and from my drawings.