Saturday, May 27, 2006
I absolutely love irises. My favorite flowers of all, though there aren't many I don't like. Begonias are on that short list. It's been iris time in Maryland the last several weeks, I think the short blooming time also makes them so precious. I haven't managed to get out and paint any this year, but I have stopped and knocked on doors and taken pictures in people's gardens. Don't you adore the colors? They are so showy and elegant, delicate petals, but bold colors and shapes. I spent a couple of hours last night printing out a bunch of photos to work from in oils. But wanted to celebtrate the special time of spring with an iris posting. This is a medium sized watercolor from last year, but it's my way of marking this wonderful stretch of beauty. Thanks for looking. Happy irising!