I've been deeply immersed in Irises , working on two paintings at once.
At the beginning of the week, I finished off a painting that I had started some weeks ago, not to say months, as a way of getting used to Irises again and their forms and how to best render these complicated flowers.
Here are the stages
The finished painting. Blue Irises
I think these flowers are very popular when painted. They are such beautiful forms and to think that these petals all unfurl from quite small buds and finish up as a mass of frilliness and beauty. They are astonishing and fascinating at the same time.
Now I am tackling the large half sheet Irises painting. Still some way to go...