Irises are Easy

This is an old post I decided to dredge up for this week's Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches.  Hope you don't mind!!!

During the long weekend, I finally got my fingers in the dirt of my garden.  I was reminded of all the beautiful gardens I've had in my life and it started me on another flower painting week...

Watercolour on paper 6x9

and because I was so successful at depicting the flower of my choice,  I did a second, larger painting:

Watercolour on paper 9 x 11.5

And another one...
Watercolour on canvas paper 9 x 12

Can't wait until things are blooming & I can paint from life instead of memory.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Beautiful irises! It reminds me of spring when my garden starts blooming!

  2. Lovely flowers and thank you for including the types of paper you were painting on. Happy PPF, x

  3. Nice irises! I like how you made the sky too

  4. Beautiful irises... I wish they would grow here but we are just too hot and humid... I have tried many times, but have finally bowed to mother nature and so it is lovely to enjoy yours... happy ppf

  5. These are lovely!! Also a great peek at your garden to come...

  6. Irises make the most wonderful painting subjects. You captured them beautifully.

  7. Beautifully painted.
    I can almost smell my irises when I look at your images!
    Can't wait for mine to emerge again this spring! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  8. The art is beautiful but the framing makes it FABULOUS!
    Wishing you a Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

  9. Your irises are lovely and look great framed. Happy PPF

  10. Precious all three, I love, I believe that the former has the freshness of improvisation. Saludos

  11. Well done ~ simplicity yet elegant ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

  12. Love Irises. You've done a great job with them. Mine are coming out in the garden. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Each painting was beautiful. I especially liked the framed painting.

  14. I love your paints, The one framed it's my favorite.

  15. Beautiful work, beautiful flowers with strong brush strokes, I love the composition you've made a delight.

  16. It's a great piece to start, but the addition of the frame takes it to another level. I think it takes a great eye to find the right frame and you clearly have it!

    1. these are beautiful paintings Anne! I really love the one in the frame!

  17. Your iris painting are wonderful! Thanks for stopping to see what I did for PPF. Cheers!

  18. lovely
    your flowers are a treasure amongst my gray snowy day

  19. Anne, you have got iris painting down pat! Such beautiful art works. I wish it were time for the irises to bloom here. I love springtime. I also love painting flowers, although I've never tried a field of irises. Thanks for the encouraging words on my blog.

  20. Very beautiful irises - gorgeous color.

  21. beautifully painted. We seem to be on the same wavelength, I'm working on an iris at the moment too! I love their expressiveness and color.
    Jenn from, hopping from Sunday Sketches
    (newest follower)

  22. These are just lovely! I love the etherial, soft look of them and absolutely adore how you framed the first piece in that gorgeous robin's egg blue frame! You are a girl after my own heart, xo

  23. These are really beautiful and look gorgeous framed, I love irises!

  24. This is so pretty The frame really sets the painting off too.


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