"White Tulips on Sunday was inspired by the coming of spring!
I chose white for the tulips because it is a color of purity. The palette of greens, sky blues, and whites is one I return to often. In this painting, the sense of space is compressed and created by the layering of stems and leaves and the subtle interplay of the warm and cool whites of the flower petals."
Karen Tusinski is a painter who lives and works in Rockport, MA, and has exhibited extensively throughout the Northeast. In her work, Tusinski subscribes to the natural contrast found in our world. Geometric and organic forms play together in each piece, combining in an energized abstraction. Common themes include bright poppies in a variety of color schemes, pebble-strewn beaches with tranquil seas, and recurring circular patterns in both abstracts and expressive still-lifes. Tusinski’s work offers pleasing tonal relationships between common motifs and patterns inspired by nature. Her keen observation of the seemingly ordinary allows the viewer a new lens to hold against everyday images, from horizon lines to buds to bowls.