Irises are Easy

This is an old post I decided to dredge up for this week's Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches.  Hope you don't mind!!!


During the long weekend, I finally got my fingers in the dirt of my garden.  I was reminded of all the beautiful gardens I've had in my life and it started me on another flower painting week...

Watercolour on paper 6x9

and because I was so successful at depicting the flower of my choice,  I did a second, larger painting:

Watercolour on paper 9 x 11.5

And another one...
Watercolour on canvas paper 9 x 12

Can't wait until things are blooming & I can paint from life instead of memory.

Have a great weekend!

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30 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful irises! It reminds me of spring when my garden starts blooming!

Netty said...

Lovely flowers and thank you for including the types of paper you were painting on. Happy PPF, x

Ayala Art said...

Nice irises! I like how you made the sky too

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Beautiful irises... I wish they would grow here but we are just too hot and humid... I have tried many times, but have finally bowed to mother nature and so it is lovely to enjoy yours... happy ppf

Christine said...

your flowers look beautiful!

EVA said...

These are lovely!! Also a great peek at your garden to come...

carlarey said...

Irises make the most wonderful painting subjects. You captured them beautifully.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautifully painted.
I can almost smell my irises when I look at your images!
Can't wait for mine to emerge again this spring! :)

♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Phoenix Peacock said...

how stunning and I love that frame!

SHERI C said...

The art is beautiful but the framing makes it FABULOUS!
Wishing you a Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

Your irises are lovely and look great framed. Happy PPF

La Abela said...

Precious all three, I love, I believe that the former has the freshness of improvisation. Saludos

Carol L McKenna said...

Well done ~ simplicity yet elegant ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Gloria said...

Love Irises. You've done a great job with them. Mine are coming out in the garden. Thanks for sharing.

Ginny said...

Each painting was beautiful. I especially liked the framed painting.

Nora CG said...

I love your paints, The one framed it's my favorite.

Leovi said...

Beautiful work, beautiful flowers with strong brush strokes, I love the composition you've made a delight.

Catherine... said...

Beautiful...

WrightStuff said...

It's a great piece to start, but the addition of the frame takes it to another level. I think it takes a great eye to find the right frame and you clearly have it!

Debbie said...

these are beautiful paintings Anne! I really love the one in the frame!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh these are beautiful!!

Helen Campbell said...

Your iris painting are wonderful! Thanks for stopping to see what I did for PPF. Cheers!

Tammie said...

lovely
your flowers are a treasure amongst my gray snowy day

Heather Santos said...

So beautiful!

faye said...

Anne, you have got iris painting down pat! Such beautiful art works. I wish it were time for the irises to bloom here. I love springtime. I also love painting flowers, although I've never tried a field of irises. Thanks for the encouraging words on my blog.
Faye

Carola Bartz said...

Very beautiful irises - gorgeous color.

Jennifer McLean said...

beautifully painted. We seem to be on the same wavelength, I'm working on an iris at the moment too! I love their expressiveness and color.
Best,
Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly.com, hopping from Sunday Sketches
(newest follower)

Kristin said...

These are just lovely! I love the etherial, soft look of them and absolutely adore how you framed the first piece in that gorgeous robin's egg blue frame! You are a girl after my own heart, xo

Julie said...

These are really beautiful and look gorgeous framed, I love irises!

Beadwright said...

This is so pretty The frame really sets the painting off too.
Nicole/Beadwright