The Iris Project
began because I am a former florist and love flowers
and we grow lots of iris I wanted to be able to paint.
That's when the struggle began.
I could not get it right.
But I would not give up!
I'll show you some of the iris I am surrounded by in my yard
Don't ya love this pink one?
This is next to my house and these are the very common blue iris.
They grow really thick together and the good news, they don't let weeks come up in there.
This color does not show up well here, but they have a beautiful iridescent color near the center.
This is a little better look at the above iris, but it still doesn't show its true beauty.
This is almost a marbled one of deep blue and white.
I have another blue and white one that hasn't opened up yet.
It's no wonder I'm so fascinated with them.
I have also been working on improving my drawing abilities so I did this drawing of an iris hoping to get a better handle on painting them.
I was not unhappy with my effort to draw an iris with some realistic qualities.
On to painting one.
In my next exercise I gave myself 10 minutes to get something on a damaged panel.
I wasn't concerned about the background either.
Just get something on this panel that looks more like an iris and less like a kindergarten project
Again, I was not unhappy with this effort, especially since I got it on there in the allotted 10 minutes.
So on to my roof slates, which is where I was going with all this effort.
I wanted to paint irises on some of these slates that I would want to have.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.