Saturday, May 27, 2006

Iris Days

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!

4 comments:

Teri C said...

In a word...GORGEOUS!

starrgirl's world said...

another beautiful piece. I love sketching what is blooming now, but I can't keep up! Your flower renderings are wonderful.

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH!!! THESE ARE FANTABULOUS!!!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

SO beautiful.

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