Purple Irises in Watercolor.
Continuing on my kick of violet and crimson and gold…
and thinking floral…
and thinking Spring… (it continues to be in the 60’s and sunny here this crazy February of Spring in Western Pennsylvania!)
I created a couple iris paintings.
They are both very different, but I kinda love them both.
I painted these on Sunday after dinner on what was such a beautiful sunny, warm day.
I have to admit I gave purple irises a try on Saturday (in the midst of “construction” work on another project in the house).
I painted four or five different versions. They were all terrible!
I hate days like that. It makes me feel like I’ve “lost it.” Not to say I’m anything magnificent in the whole big world of amazing watercolor artists. But I’ve finally come to a place where I feel like I have some bit of my own style and can often appreciate the beauty in some of my work.
When I did this first one, I was so pleased. I felt like I finally achieved what I was going for.
I thought I’d try another version, and I like it too. In fact, I can’t decide between the two. I wish the photos better represented what they look like – or maybe it ‘s just me, but they look so much better in real life.
Wishing you a day filled with simple little victories and moments to feel good about yourself!
Cheers & Hugs,