Thursday, April 12, 2012
8x6in oil on canvas board 100.
These are some of the several different iris growing in my garden
They are Dutch Iris and are spectacular. In the bottom photo
it shows two more varieties.
The white one has speckles of lavender and the yellow is two tones of yellow.
I usually like to paint Iris in watercolor as I find it much easier to capture the
delicate quality of the petals, but today I had a go at fracturing them.
It was hard as I still do not know exactly what works and what doesn't...
so this is part fracturing and part impressionism.
I used a warm purple and cooler blue on the front iris. If you check the photo
you can clearly see the warm and cool colors on everything.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.