Monday, May 13, 2019

big iris

12x16 hot press

I have a nice size bed of bearded and Dutch irises, but when I came home a giant-size iris was blooming in my backyard! I don't remember planting it all!
It got too heavy for the stem so I had to cut it and now it's a race to paint it.
I decided to try this on hot press; was kind of planning to go real wet, but once I started, I started doing shapes ... 
I'll try to go wetter next time!

6 comments:

Laurie said...

one of my favorite flowers and you did it proud!

Rachel Murphree said...

Lovely start!

Barbra Joan said...

Oh Laura this is so beautiful. I've painted a lot of iris' and have always loved them. I see you got home from Fl. and it was another rain day there today.

Barbara Muir said...

So beautiful. And I like the painting and drawing combined. Something very artistic about it. You could show it just as is.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Debbie Nolan said...

Such a gorgeous array of lavenders. Looks like this is going to turn out beautifully. Have a super day.

RH Carpenter said...

This is looking great just as you are doing it! Beautiful - hope you took photos for reference once it starts to wilt (if you can’t get it finished in time). A big flower like this is a great surprise when you don’t remember planting it :).