Monday, June 21, 2021

BLUE

 

An iris in pale blue.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

BROOD - X


 

Well, I had to try since I had some photos of the little pests.  How can something so small be so LOUD???

Thursday, June 17, 2021

MUSHROOMS, ANYONE?


 A break from the iris - painted earlier from a photo of a few little mushrooms at the base of a tree.  

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

MAYBE VIOLET IS NOT MY COLOR?

 


Well, shoot!

This one is so flat.  I did try darkening areas and lifting areas but it just didn’t seem to make much difference.  Maybe it’s the colors used?  No, I think I’m missing something here in trying to paint irises - you want the curvy shapes and it should look more delicate than this…

Okay, one more try and then I’ll give up for a while and let this subject rest until I can work it out.  


Sunday, June 13, 2021

WELL, THEY CAN’T ALL BE WINNERS

 


This is one of those paintings that looks so much better in the photo than in real life.  Although I could play with it more and darken or lift some colors, I think I’ll just move on to something else and try out those purple/violet pigments again on another iris painting.



Friday, June 11, 2021

PURPLE

 The next thing I’ll paint is going to be….

Purple!

But I won’t use every one of these violets I have…have picked out 3-4 to use and see how it turns out.


Stay tuned…

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

PINK PEONY X TWO

 

Finished the first peony painting by just slightly darkening areas here and there - not too much and I may be able to see it more than you see it from the previous version.








Also, painted a second pink peony just because they are so pretty.  This one has a much darker background to set it off.  

Monday, June 7, 2021

PINK PEONY - SECOND LAYER

 


A little bit more done.  I think it’s almost finished but some tweaking to do.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

PINK PEONY


 Started this painting of a pink peony.  More to do to darken and shape the petals.