Sunday, June 1, 2008

1st of the Irises, Acrylic, 16x20

Coffee in the garden led to a beautiful sight this morning - the first group of irises, bearded, I believe they are called, were all in bloom.  Before the sun even hit them I had my paints out, and Tim took this photo of me digging in to the painting  - don't you love the chain link fence?  It KIND of keeps the cats in (when we're there, anyway) and it gives us a sort of boundry because we are in a triangle of streets - all 3 side have people walking by, zooming by, and always interested in what we're doing in the yard!  
This painting was fast and loose, and I was channeling Ros Farbush.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Whoa. Look at you go. What a beautiful day this is! I have my yellow irises waiting today along with my neglected garden. Nice job!
Tuesday ;)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

YELLOW Irises? Now I'm jealous! I should come up there and paint them, too! I have Japanese Irises ready in about 2 weeks, and next week my BLACK Irises will bloom - all are welcome to come paint - no kidding!