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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Watercolor Iris Demo #8

Well I am home from clothing market in Vegas with my daughter and son-in-law and it was work but fun. I enjoy every minute of it. Think I missed my calling. ha!
I hope that you can see I am developing some areas this point I am really sliding in carefully so that nothing gets too dark too fast unless I want it that way. I have some decisions to make yet but one I made today was to not make the hairs on that front petal defined as it would become the center of attention and detract from the bee. I may still want to put more there but for now I am leaving it alone to make that decision later.
The grasses behind are just a continuous problem because if I darken one it seems I have to darken ten...but that too will resolve itself as I go along.
It was good to finally find some time to paint. After returning home it seemed there were so many other things that needed attention but now I hope I can work on this through the weekend and finish it up...It has begun to buckle on the large petal which is odd to me so I will have to flatten this before it goes to the framers.


Phyl said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. This is looking so great. You know every time I try to paint an iris, the biggest problem I have is those stupid little hairs. I've tossed every iris painting because those little hairs just make it look obscene. I like the way you're just giving them a tad of definition. I did do one iris that I gave to my friend, but I angled the petals so that the little hairs didn't show, but I wasn't happy with it.

Guess you need a pro to paint an iris!

Studio at the Farm said...

This is exquisite, Jane! I must admit, the grasses would drive me crazy, but you have done such a phenomenal job with them.