Saturday, May 16, 2009

Asters and Iris (in progress)

These pretty dark pink flowers came in a mother's day bouquet, I think they are some sort of aster, and I added the iris from my garden. The live bouquet looks a bit tired in this photo, probably because it's a few days old, and the original iris wilted and a new bud bloomed, but it's still good enough to paint by. I took some reference photos just in case.
I'm painting on an 8"x10" canvas panel, it seems so much roomier than the usual 5"x7" that I've gotten used to. I like the little bit larger size and want to try to do more of them from time to time.


  1. It's amazing to me that you fit so much detail into an 8x10, let alone a 5x7! I've got to get some smaller brushes. Such an intricate bouquet. You have such an affinity for flowers.

  2. Liz, thanks so much for your comments :) it just so happens I recently bought some new smaller brushes, flats, and they helped a great deal.


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