Wednesday, March 23, 2016

woyww - Iris in w/c


Once again trying my hand at Anna Mason tutorial - Iris "Arctic Fancy".  The original tutorial has one flower and I added second flower just to make it more interesting.  Struggling to get the right hue but, not really worried at this stage. If mine is a little more violet than blue I don't care as I am getting into such a muddle keeping to a light wash.  My natural tendency is to keep adding lots of paint and what I should do is leave it to dry before I paint the next wash.  Probably two thirds of the way through the tutorial and I am aiming to finish it by the easter weekend.  
Happy easter to everyone.


22 comments:

  1. What a lovely subject to paint - it reminds me of my old friend Lesley unfortunately no longer with us who collected painting of irises. I love the vibrant violet and its looking great. Have a good Easter x Jackie 33

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  2. Just wonderful work Sandra I adore it, and irises come all hues not just one shown. Have seen them all over indifferent climates..brilliant work!
    Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x 8

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  3. Gorgeous Sandy. I agree with Shaz, the colour is perfect. Had a look at your birds too, love them. Have a great woyww and happy Easter,
    Angela x 23

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  4. Such beautiful work and I think the colour is perfect. I just wish I had an ounce of your talent.
    Hugs, Neet 12 xx

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  5. amazing as usual. Happy Easter weekend Vicky #9

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  6. Such beautiful flowers, the colours are just gorgeous! I checked out your chicken in the last post. It made me smile - you did a wonderful job!
    Sharon K #51

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  7. Those are awesome. They are just popping off the page. I can almost smell them!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #32

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous and just in time for easter! I love water color paints! That is actually how I got started in crafting. It has long since taken the back seat, but your have inspired me to want to pull it off the dusty shelf! Blessings, Felicia #55

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  9. Sandra, I say it every time I come here, but that is truly amazing. The attention to detail, the shading- everything about your watercolour is incredible. And we have Iris that colour over here a lot! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz#29 xxx

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  10. Newest follower! Your watercolor is very impressive. I hope to manage the time to try my hand at it some day. Trying to find the time to finish my long list of "want to" projects seems never ending. Your Iris is just beautiful as is your birds! Another project on my list!!
    Creative Blessings to you!
    Kim #64

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  11. Just stunning - the veining and the shading from violet to white is just exquisite and it really looks like a photo - I know I say that every week, but it really is true - your talent never ceases to impress and amaze me and it's always such a pleasure to visit.
    Have a great week,
    Diana #30

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  12. Oh girl your irises are beautiful. They have to be my favorite flower in the world. My mother had one of so many beautiful colors and a black one growing in her garden. I am slowly trying to scatter them here and there in my yard. I just wish they bloomed all year round! Sorry I got off into space there! I love your drawing and find you are such a talent! Glenda #27

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  13. WOW!!! What a beautiful painting.

    Sorry I don't recognise the embossing folder.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #20

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  14. Wow! This is incredible! you are incredibly talented, well done. Thanks for sharing, Lyns #21 xx

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  15. Your Iris painting is absolutely beautiful! Very inspiring and looking forward to seeing the finished piece. :)

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  16. Blimey, that's fantastic! Your watercolour skills are astonishing, I think these irises are my favourite pic yet πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•
    Hugs, LLJ 1 xxx

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  17. Wow, wow and wow that is fabulous. Thanks for popping by. Anne x #24

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  18. Wow, wow and wow that is fabulous. Thanks for popping by. Anne x #24

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  19. Clever you. That is so beautiful. Well done.
    Thanks for visiting yesterday, and have a great easter weekend.
    Lisca

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  20. Your Flowers look so good just like the photo really well done
    happy Easter hugs Nikki 6

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  21. The irises such a beautiful flower. You've captured it very well. I know what you mean about letting the paint dry. I get impatient waiting.

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