Tuesday, 14 January 2014

#13 of 30

"Japanese Iris" 
6" x 6" - Oil on Canvas

This is another image that I took a few years ago while wandering through Buchart Gardens.   I actually have an image that is of a big patch of these irises and I thought that it would make a lovely larger painting.  So, I guess this really is a study for the larger one.

Sometimes dioxazine purple is perfect, sometimes not so much!  This iris had such a multitude of bluish pinks in it.  It was something of a challenge to get colours as I wanted them.   I ended up with some quinacrodine violet and some French Ultramarine to adjust the hues.

Still one behind.  I'm hoping to catch up today after taking the boy to his orthodontist appointment!


  1. SOLD ... excellent!
    I have come to love all the pinks and blues that make different shades of purple/violets. My paintbox is armed with all of them! I am a colour pig - it takes one to know one.
    Another beauty!
    Truly enjoying following you on this challenge!

  2. Hahaha! Yup!! Takes one to know one!! LOL
    I could have settled, but NO, that would never have worked. LOL