Today is Memorial Day here in the US - a day for cookouts/barbeques and family get-togethers of all kinds. The weekend the local pools open up for the neighborhoods. The start of summer! I will be going to Mom's for an early dinner/get-together this afternoon but before that I painted a bit more on the Peony and the Iris (after some good critiques from online friends).
The Iris is as done as it's going to get now. I pushed back the green and yellow sides with quinacridone gold and a touch of cobalt violet deep over the green and yellow and then added a touch of that same color inside the flower so it wouldn't be just there. I also cropped the bottom a bit after darkening the bottom and trying to get more of a curved shape there. At this point there are some places that are beginning to look overworked so no more on this one.
But the Peony still has a ways to go before being finished - I liked putting the greens in there: Undersea Green and Green Gold for the warmest ones + Sap Green and Indanthrone Blue for the coolest ones.