This piece is a celebration of spring renewal. I had been concerned over a long period for many friends back East who had been weathering the multitude of winter storms. A local friend arranged an outing to visit Filoli's gardens here in California and I was so renewed by all of the bright beautiful tulips I just had to share.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. The sides are finished in a blend of glossy gel gloss medium and black gesso.  It is wired and ready to hang.

- Rebecca Bangs

Springtime Tulips

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

48" h x 36" w x 2.25" d
9 lbs. 8 oz.



Rebecca Bangs
San Carlos, California

Getting to Know Rebecca

Rebecca Bangs starts each painting with a photo of something that inspires her, usually an image of nature, a flower or a landscape taken while on a hike. She then decides the scale of the piece and the color of the underpainting (usually black). Using liquid acrylics and small bright brushes, she begins layering the many dots that make up her compositions. Most of her finished paintings include about 7 layers of paint. This process takes time, concentration and precision. Pointillism relies on the mind of the viewer to blend the dots of color into a fuller range of tones. As Rebecca places each spot of color next to another, it affects the way the colors appear. In the end, she creates something that up close looks much different than when viewed from far away. The realization that the painting is made up of hundreds of small dots is a wonderful surprise. Rebecca is inspired by the quiet, joyful moments of life facilitated by aesthetic beauty, a hilltop view or a sunset. It is clear that she finds great pleasure and solace is this meticulous artistic process.