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Theodorablau
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.

Irises

Soft pastels (mainly Giraults and Terry Ludwig) on Olive AS Colourfix board
24x38 cm


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Dec-2013/1115812-Irises_new.jpg

Babli21
12-12-2013, 08:37 AM
Beautiful!

Theodorablau
12-13-2013, 09:37 AM
Thanks, Sandy!

ArtsyMom
12-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Beautiful, love the colors.

Theodorablau
12-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Thank you, Lil! I pushed the colours just a bit to make the flowers look more vibrant.

billmahler
12-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Lovely colors.
I have to get to that garden!

Theodorablau
12-16-2013, 02:41 AM
Thank you, Bill! You should go see Giverny, it is gorgeous!

Charlie's Mum
12-16-2013, 11:52 AM
... and you've captured the light beautifully Dorothea - lovely work.

Theodorablau
12-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Thank you, Maureen!

Rundun
12-16-2013, 04:05 PM
Beautiful work.Imelda

Theodorablau
12-17-2013, 03:39 AM
Thank you, Imelda!

Vivien Maloney
01-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Beautiful work Dorothea! Love the way you've caught the light on those Irises!

Paulafv
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.

Theodorablau
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!

Hazartist
01-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Glad I popped in to see this! Much needed on this snowy and very cold day! Beautiful!!

Theodorablau
01-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Thank you, Paulette, I am glad you like it!:)

Lea51
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!

Theodorablau
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.