Purple Velvet Irises
Inspired by the vivid colors and curled shapes of the iris petals, I began by drawing these beauties from life. Most of the irises in my garden are either bronze-colored or variegated lavender and yellow, but I used artistic license for these — using a variety of blue and red pigments, and allowing the colors to blend on the wet paper. Working wet-in-wet gives the flowers a soft feeling.
I combined a couple sketches when designing the irises on my watercolor paper. This drawing is the foundation for all my designs. The background is a combination of warm & cool greens, the complementary color of the irises.
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|Original 15″ × 22″|
Frosted walnut metal frame (20" x 24") with white mat
|Print 8″ × 10″|
Actual image size is 6.82″×10″.
|Print 11″ × 14″|
Actual image size is 9.55″×14″.
|Print 16″ × 20″|
Actual image size is 13.64″×20″.
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