|Iris Abstracted. Watercolor & Crayon.|
Now, I'm thinking about colors, and what I should put out. A John Pike Palette has 20 wells--I'm feeling positively giddy with choices.....
About the Iris--when I started I was thinking about an old photo I took at my mother-in-law's house in 2005 (below). This is part of a hedge row--my mil loved flowers, and she had all sorts of things growing around her house, which is located outside of Cape Girardeau, MO. Obviously, the photo is of bachelor buttons (which my own grandmother also loved), and the painting is of Iris (kind of), but the point was how the flowers moved across the page (didn't get that). The line of the stem (check!). And the colors (no, again). In my defense, I looked at the picture in the afternoon, and painted much later in the evening, and never referred back.
I like bachelor buttons, too. If I remember, I'll throw some seed into my own hedge row this spring.