Friday, January 8, 2010

Ashley's Iris #3

I'm not sure if I'm done with this Iris or not - the series may not be done- but I think this piece needs work - however, I'm going to leave it alone for a while - Pastel on colorfix paper 8 1/2" x 11 1/2".  The background is weird but that is what happened -  it reminds me of some old fashioned William Morris motif - I just love the colors in the central large petal on the blossom - and have yet to do them justice -

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ashley's Iris #2

Since the last Iris had a failed background I started with the background on this one - Ink on watercolor paper approx 6" x 11" -  I am having fun with the ink - this one was fun # 3 will be pastel - maybe later this week-

Friday, January 1, 2010

Ashley's Iris

Took lots of reference photos when we were at Lars and Ashleys this spring this iris was from her garden- the black background evolved when the original watercolor pencil background failed - watercolor pencil on fabriano HP 140lb paper approx 5" x 10"

I really want to get back to making more art and watching less TV