Friday, 19 March 2010


You may remember when Anita visited me back in the winter time, we played with acrylic inks and on the third day, I believe, I eventually created a rather more controlled piece - a yellow and mauve iris study from a photo I had taken in the garden last summer.

I decided I wanted to use this style for submitting work to the Art Circle summer exhibition at Norwich Cathedral, so planned to create a second iris. I scanned through my photos taken at a friend's garden a few years back when all her specialised iris plants were in full bloom and chose this patterned one - and here it is again on 16" square Hahnemuhle Quattro 140 lbs matt watercolour paper, one of my favourite blocks for flowers whether watercolour, acrylic or ink
Finished piece -

Here is an early stage when I decided to add the blues into the top background.

and as a reminder here are the two pieces together both framed in boxed silver with double cream mounts.


Sandra Rowney said...

I bet you are pleased with the way they turned out, very professional. The framing sounds interesting too.
Glad to hear all went well and that you'll be up and running around soon.

Robert A Vollrath said...

Very beautiful. Love the progress photo.

Claudia said...

Hello Joan,
another g r e a t painting! Love your Iris!
By the way, to create a blogroll sketchbook, you only have to:
1. create a set (f.e. "sketchbook 2009") in flickr and
2. copy the link of the set site and
3.insert it in your blogger layout.
Hope this was helpful - if not, don't hesitate to ask again!
Happy painting,

RHCarpenter said...

Lovely! And so nice together :)

Anita Davies said...

Lovely pair you've got there Joannie! LOL! :)

Margaret Ann said...

There is always something so regal and feminine about an iris to me...Love both pieces...Simply beautiful! :)