Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Iris in Gouache


Iris sibiricas in gouache ,just completed. Not sure how I managed it as work has got steadily busier but fitted it in somehow. These Iris are my favorite garden flowers, I love the golden edges and patterns on the fall petals, a little like animal print! Consequently they are the garden flower I have painted the most. I have used a gold gouache paint by Winsor Newton on the patterns and some leaf edges. It is very subtle and only caught in a certain light. 
Having wonderful weather at the moment in Wales, too hot to paint almost (and definitely too hot to work!!!) How very rare but most welcome.