View Full Version : Irises - a souvenir from Monet's garden-Xpost from Pastels
12-11-2013, 05:30 AM
Hi all, I haven't posted for a while, this time of year is always soo busy. This weekend I had to paint though, I was getting itchy...I was looking at some of the photos I took during my visit to Monet's garden in Giverny this summer. Late afternoon and such a glorious light shining on - and through those beautiful petals.
Soft pastels (mainly Giraults and Terry Ludwig) on Olive AS Colourfix board
12-12-2013, 08:37 AM
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12-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Beautiful, love the colors.
12-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Thank you, Lil! I pushed the colours just a bit to make the flowers look more vibrant.
12-15-2013, 01:40 PM
I have to get to that garden!
12-16-2013, 02:41 AM
Thank you, Bill! You should go see Giverny, it is gorgeous!
12-16-2013, 11:52 AM
... and you've captured the light beautifully Dorothea - lovely work.
12-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Thank you, Maureen!
12-16-2013, 04:05 PM
12-17-2013, 03:39 AM
Thank you, Imelda!
01-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Beautiful work Dorothea! Love the way you've caught the light on those Irises!
01-24-2014, 10:55 PM
The light through the white of the Irises is translucent. Just lovely. All your colors are spectacular and the varied green background is just right with the whites and purples. Excellent painting.
01-25-2014, 11:28 AM
Vivien, Paula, thank you very much! Monet's garden is always an inspiration and I am very happy that I will return there in a few months' time!
01-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Glad I popped in to see this! Much needed on this snowy and very cold day! Beautiful!!
01-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Thank you, Paulette, I am glad you like it!:)
01-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Beautiful! The composition is lovely, the background is just interesting enough to add to the painting without distracting from the main show, and the light and shadows on the irises is spectacular! This is definitely a piece to be proud of!
01-28-2014, 01:26 PM
Thank you, Lea, that's praise indeed! Irises are just gorgeous and they grow some wonderful varieties in Monet's garden.
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