Monday, May 9, 2016

Creative Monday Challenge - Week 18

For Mother's Day we went to eat at the Whitestone Inn out in the country near our lake and saw these beautiful irises. I decided they would make a good subject for our Creative Monday Challenge this week.

You can paint the photo as is or use artistic license. Here is an example of a white iris but I painted it on gessoed paper so it has a loose, impressionistic feel to it.

You can of course, paint the iris any color you want. Here is a blue one since I always seem to paint pink or purple irises.

For this one I painted on crumpled tissue paper glued to watercolor paper and took advantage of all that wonderful texture for a more abstract look.

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