This is one of my "flower concept" pieces from the early 90s. I would take a conventional flower rendering and put it into a fantasy setting. This one is inspired by the intense, neon-bright red color of some spring tulips. The color reminded me of a laser beam so I painted a tulip as a laser beam emitter. It may not be the most romantic portrait of a flower, but it's an original idea, at least.
"Laser Beam Tulip" is watercolor on Fabriano paper, 6" x 10", June 1990.