01 June 2012
End of the Day Iris Watercolor
Iris's are my love. I used to grow them in my garden.... and photograph them incessantly. I painted them every spring-- because they usher in the promise of warmer weather.
Now... I go to the Missouri Botanical Gardens to photograph all the iris's. There are so many lovely varieties!
This partiular iris was a challenge. The use of complimentary colors helped me resolve the issue of making the background unify with the foreground. I wanted to create scale and impact by having the bloom being half the size of the paper. The petals and the buds are off-center -- and create an interesting composition.
I never tire of painting iris!
End of the Day Iris
40" h x 30" w
almost finished some tweaking needed