Sunday, March 3, 2013


Bearded irises are such exotic flowers I think. I painted several which I'll be posting over the next few days. I seldom go back to a painting once it's finished. But I wasn't happy with the background of this one initially.

I liked the blue gray color, but wanted the flower to stand out more. 

So I tried a bit of glazing...twice. And still wasn't satisfied with the contrast.

Ultimately I just mixed some darker gray green paint and redid the whole background. I'm pleased with how it ended up.
  Oil on panel, 6" x 6"


Teressa Sliger said...

Love the new background! The iris really pops!

Art Maine said...


Her brushes soared,
igniting her
canvas, lift off!