Monday, April 30, 2012

White Iris  12"x4" oil on canvas.

This is one of the Iris's in my wife's garden.  I like the way they grow and wanted to balance their form within the canvas. I  thought about the 4"x12" canvas I had on the shelf and decided to try that.

I  painted this in the yard but lost the sunlight as I got a quarter of the way into it. I was not happy with the result so I took it inside and did some experimenting with the background and then adjusted the shades of white on the iris.


mary maxam said...

I like the long format and have been waiting for the iris too. This is lovely and conveys their strength and delicate bloom.

Patrice said...

I rather like the soft light you captured. It befits the subtlety of the flower with detracting at all from its majesty.

Your landscapes are lovely, too. I can see Bucks County - and almost feel as if I am back there.

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Thanks Mary.

Thank you for the kind comments Patrice.