Monday, September 21, 2009

Iris miniature

Work on the painting of my dad's house has come to another screeching halt. Can't carve out a large enough chunk of time to focus on the project, so I'm back to quick miniatures, part of my exchange with my friend Mary.

I think I've painted this same iris six times since May. Each miniature has been very different. So that's been fun, to take the same source and add something new to it each time. I understand now why some artists love to paint series. This is my version of a mini-series.

I like the super-bright highlights on the edges which make this flower look backlit. The source photo shows the bloom in soft, even light, so I'm pleased to create my own reality for this scene.

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