Monday, December 14, 2009

Lavender Iris

Lavender Iris
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This little iris bloomed in the studio while I was working on a four-foot container garden painting for Art and Frames by Wood Gallery in Coronado, California. These small works make great studies when I am working through a problem or challenge on a larger painting. I finished the large work after three days of painting until midnight, and then a few more hours to make some small adjustments.

The most challenging thing about painting at this pace is taking those important breaks to stop and play with the studio assistants. Ball throwing in the sunshine and hunting for lost chew toys is just part of the job description for the artist in residence at Flower Mound Studio. It's a tough job, but somepuggy's mom has to do it!
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