I am submitting this painting for Inspire Me Thursday: Find Art In The Everyday. The whole idea for this painting came about after something which happened a while ago.
My mum had some lovely red tulips growing in the little bit of garden we have (basically a plant tub!). They were just flowering and looking really pretty. One weekend a few young girls came along and just pulled them all out, some by the roots and others breaking off at the stems. It was really pointless and annoying. When we went down the street later, they had just left them torn up and thrown in the road.
I was pretty upset about it and the flowers looked quite tragic just laying there in the road. So for some reason I decided to take this photograph of one, which turned into the painting in my sketchbook. So I suppose something good came out of the experience and I did find art inspiration in what happened.