Sunday, 29 April 2012

Irises - Spring Beginnings

Irises in Oil

I always have a tremendous urge to paint flowers when Spring finally brightens up the cold winter days. These beautiful irises opened up in the garden about two weeks ago. I photographed them, put a composition together (using a drawing) and then started placing them on my canvas. I started with a few colours to set the basic tones and now I am building up the shades of purples and greens using ready made purples and different pairs of complementary colours. 

This painting is still in progress and I will upload it on my blog when finished.

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