Working on a painting of irises

I’ve been steadily working away at my latest painting which is 3 white irises on a background of green leaves. It’s been a little challenging to do this first layer of paint since my dark green paint tends to blend in a little too well with the next shade down. I’m hoping to get the first layer completed this weekend. The second layer is when the contrast gets bumped up and things really start to pop.

We’re having family over on Saturday for Easter and I’m looking forward to that. The spring weather we’re finally getting is also motivating me to get started on the spring cleaning so that’s on the agenda for the weekend as well!

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6 thoughts on “Working on a painting of irises

  1. peterhanks

    I like all the subtle value and color variations in the leaves; they really look real! I think you would like Raymond Ching’s work. Are you familiar with him?

    1. bl.stonehouse@gmail.com Post author

      Thanks Peter. I’m not familiar with Raymond Ching but I will definitely look him up! Thank you so much your comment!

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