Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Siberian Iris

Siberian Iris 2016
Siberian Iris 2016.  Watercolor.
About 15 x 9 inches.
Every spring, I end up painting Siberian Iris, which are blooming in my garden (sometimes, I cheat and paint them before they start to bloom....).   You can see previous year's paintings HERE, HERE and HERE.

This particular version is a little stark, if you ask me, but I was actually looking at the iris as I painted them.... Usually I look and then go off and paint without revisiting reality.  I love that as an artist reality can be extremely fluid.  Sometimes, though, it's a good exercise to try and capture a little more of the garden.

Phthalo blue rs, hansa yellow medium, and carbazole violet on Fabriano 300 lb rough watercolor paper.