Friday, February 10, 2012

Iris Time

It was time to bring some flowers indoors, so I stopped by our village florist and picked out a few beautiful irises to paint with.

 I'm calling this wash #89 since I'm still plugging away at my 100 washes.
cad yellow, aureolin, new gamboge, Quin gold, FUB, winsor violet on Arches 140#. I'm stubbornly not using pencil lines and just outlining a  basic sketch with tinted water to keep it loose.


 Same colors, but on Fabriano 300# hot press.  It's very forgiving paper- I happily reworked a lot of areas and didn't have to worry about mistakes. I could already see this color scheme seemed a bit boring and needed livening up, so..........


....added perylene maroon to brighten things up a bit.  The composition could be better but maybe more cropping will help this one.

4 comments:

Olivia said...
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Olivia said...

What a good idea Christy ! Your blue is perfect . Bises.

Christy said...

Thanks Olivia! Been enjoying your flowers on your blog as well. so colorful!

JANE MINTER said...

beautiful irises and washes ..i like the warmth of the perylene you've added christy