Monday, 12 May 2008

Irises

Just finished this painting of some irises. It is an exercise from the book "Creative Watercolour Techniques". I am quite pleased with it, although you can see its nowhere near as good as the one on the cover of the book. I really liked that picture - the vibrant style and unusual techniques. Its what made me pick up the book and I would recommend it if you are looking to try something new with watercolour.
The effects in my Irises painting are achieved with wet in wet painting, masking fluid and salt.
My mum said she liked it and has asked me to do two more so she can hang them in the bathroom. She likes daffodils and poppies so I plan to do those two next.

2 comments:

guinness said...

another nice piece of work. I like it when you use new techniques. The colours are soft and blend well

pattie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!
So peaceful...