I heard while I was on Salt Spring Island, off the BC coast, that they are about 4 weeks late in the growing season. There were tulips and daffodils, but too early for iris. It was wonderful to see some colour in the gardens... and when I saw this grouping of pink tulips I snapped a number of photos for painting reference. I think I looked like a desperate tourist.
The locals probably thought I resembled a blood hound with my camera lens, sniffing out any and every spring flower I could find.
16x12, oil on canvas. (ready to hang in about a week or so)