Monday, 25 April 2011

Iris

I love painting flowers.  Not the botanical sort, and wow do I applaud the artists who put that amount of work into their art.  For me though I really like filling my brush with paint, in this case my Kolinsky Round No. 10.   I found a great reference photograph on Ann Buckner's  blog  dated Friday April 22nd - do check out her blog it's full of wonderful paintings. 


This is the first wash which I left to dry completely


Then a slightly darker wash
You'll notice that the paint has 'bloomed', no pun intended!
(some call it a cauliflower - personally I quite like the effect)


Of course I can never leave well alone and decided to put a pen outline around the whole flower.  
Anyway,  I quite like this too.


and a close up for good measure.
Quite by chance it looks as though a leaf has grown through a petal -
a complete accident that seems to work 
which shows we should allow the paint to do its thing sometimes.

Thank you Ann for being happy for me to use your photo.



7 comments:

  1. This is the way I like to paint too! Lovely irises!

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  2. The art is creating a vision to share. Photos work fine for perfection.

    I love your iris, Ann. It's perfection in itself.

    -Barb

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  3. Just yummy! Love the colours, and love the spontaneous feel of the "cauliflower" bits. :) Irises are a favourite flower of mine, and this one is just gorgeous.

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  4. Thanks Barb and Nicole for your encouraging comments:)

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  5. You painted it beautifully, Ann. I like the ink you added.

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  6. Thank you Ann. Glad you like it.

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