Watercolor Iris Garden

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This 16″‘x20″ Iris Flowers painting was a pure joy to create. I received commission request from a client to paint this garden from multiple photographs. Her husband grows gorgeous iris flowers of many kinds in his garden. My client wanted to place some of them into one painting. 

First, I have created a few sketches:

After the composition and sketches were approved, I started painting:
I have used wet-on-wet technique for the background wash, yet leaving the leaves of the iris flowers untouched. Later I painted them, one at the time, to give them more definition.

Painting flowers was truly fun. I had to incorporate the photo-references of blue iris, purple iris, and yellow iris flowers into one little garden that fits 16″x20″ window of the Arches Cold pressed watercolor paper. 

I also documented stages of the painting and later on created a mini movie with step-by-step creation of these Iris Flowers Garden:


My client was very happy with the results; and, she loved the original painting when it finally arrived in the mail.
But, as I usually like a little more than just one painting creation, I’ve also created a few designs with these Iris Flowers for Thank-You Cards, Birthday Cards and just Notecards with these sweet little flowers.
My Cards Gallery is now in full bloom with these and other iris flowers.

Two Brothers

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Here are two Iris flowers: one Yellow from my front porch and another one Purple from my back yard. I thought it was difficult to paint the yellow one, but somehow the yellow flower turned out to be the easiest. But purple iris really made me think: how many colors in one purple iris? I discovered that pallet of this flower is so diverse so not expected: alizarin crimson, ultramarine, opera rose, sepia, and a little bit violet. Go figure!
(Size: 8″x10″ – Arches 140lb watercolor paper)

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Yellow Iris

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I was in the process of painting two Iris flowers: one Yellow from my front porch and another one Purple/Violet from my back yard. The yellow one is done (a little bit overdone I think), and the purple one is on its way; it’s sitting on my desk and looking half pretty. I’d love to see them together. The idea about the contrast inspires me to finish the second painting.

8×8″ Cold Press Arches Watercolor Paper

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul