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09-05-2007, 11:45 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: I am so glad to see a botanical section.
Here is a study on a purple iris, I have painted this before with a background but I wanted to do a series of just botanical flowers.
It is done on hot pressed paper, winsor newton paints.
All comments welcome.
09-05-2007, 12:15 PM
These are just gorgeous! You've captured that delicate, tissue thin look - especially on the bud. I like them very much.
09-05-2007, 12:43 PM
Awesome! But then again I may be slightly biased as the iris is one of my favorites. No, biased or not, you really did a fantastic job with the colors and textures.
09-05-2007, 01:05 PM
Thanks Gail and Dan for your comments. I just love then as well, there are so many different varieties and colours. Which to paint first is the hard parts.
09-05-2007, 01:11 PM
These are beautiful....look like they belong in a book.
09-05-2007, 01:20 PM
Sandy, these are absolutely gorgeous!! Very well done!
09-05-2007, 03:42 PM
These are beautiful! So delicate! You really captured the essence of the iris!
09-05-2007, 04:14 PM
Oh wow, very very pretty.
09-05-2007, 05:53 PM
really, reeeally nice work! so clean and crisp.:)
09-05-2007, 06:02 PM
What was the primary blue you used?
09-05-2007, 07:40 PM
09-05-2007, 07:53 PM
Thank you so much Sue, Billie, Deb, Misty and Lillian for your comments.
Thanks Deb, hopefully one day .
The colours used for the flower are French Ultramarine Blue, Winsor Violet, Permanent Rose, Indian Yellow, Burnt Sienna and Sap Green.
09-05-2007, 08:37 PM
Yep, stunning! I assume you mean watercolors?
09-06-2007, 02:31 AM
Thanks, for getting back to me with the colours you used.
The more I look at this painting, the more I'm impressed.http://skins.hotbar.com/skins/mailskins/em/google_emoticons/emoti_276.gif
09-06-2007, 03:06 AM
Flawless...wow... very impressive work!
09-06-2007, 04:38 PM
Beautiful work Sandi!! I love the colour and detail that you have achieved.
09-06-2007, 05:18 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, Sandy. I really like the flower, but the translucency of the layers in the bud as they beginning to unfurl is exquisite. :thumbsup:
09-06-2007, 08:56 PM
Very nice work. And so delicate looking too. :clap: :clap: :clap:
I too appreciate the iris. So many to choose from. The bud is my favorite but the whole iris is great too........which one? oh! both . I can't decide! :D
absolouetely stunning ! I have never dared do this complicated flower.... :D Well Done,
09-08-2007, 11:51 PM
What a wonderful painting! Excellent work.
09-09-2007, 05:28 AM
I looked at your website - WOW!!! Absolutely superb!
09-09-2007, 10:59 AM
Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments
09-09-2007, 08:46 PM
Oh my God! that is fabulous! :clap: Brilliant, the colors are awesome!
09-18-2007, 04:03 AM
Absolutely gorgeous Sandy. I love your colors, values and sensitivity. I would like to see this with slightly larger margins and maybe the taller format that is so popular with botanical work. Very impressive.
09-18-2007, 09:18 AM
One of my favorite flowers! That purple is just brilliant :) Beautiful work!
09-18-2007, 07:19 PM
:clap: :clap: Absolutely Stunning! :thumbsup:
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