Monday, January 4, 2010

Purple Obsession - Iris

Purple Obsession - Iris by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board


Daily Painters Gallery

I confess I have painted purple irises more than once. I have the Argyle Acres Iris Farm to blame for letting me in one afternoon and giving me hours and hours of time to photograph their blossoms. The purples, all 100 varieties, kept calling my name, the black beauties, the grape soda iris, the bouffant iris, the dinner plate iris. I am still finding new purple irises in my old photos I missed the first few thousand times I gazed upon them. What a magnificent day that was at the iris farm. Here's a link to the old blog post, in case (heaven forbid) you missed the tour!


Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

...and you do that iris proud!!!

Nancy Merkle Fine Art said...

This purple iris painting is breath taking!

Manon said...

The purples are magnificent!! Lovely work as always!!

Cindy said...

Another gorgeous piece. It's really beautiful and I love the color. I think purple is becoming one of my favorites.

Thanks for the wonderful comment regarding my photos. I really appreciate it.

The not being able to leave a comment was my fault. It's fixed now. Thanks again and have a wonderful 2010. Looking forward to more amazing art.


Art with Liz said...

Oh my Nancy, this is magnificent!

Autumn Leaves said...

These irises just seem to come alive under your hands, Nancy. This one is a true beauty!

Fawn McNeill Barr said...

well done, and a delightful feast for the eyes!

Unknown said...

Thank you Miss Becky, happy new year to you and your babies!

Nancy, thank you so much. I have been admiring your new work.

Manon, I appreciate that, I need to get on twitter and see what you have been up to!

Cindy, your photography is inspiring, so glad you visited!

Liz, we are having temps in the teens, are you in the hundreds yet? ; )

Autumn, you are so kind, wouldn't it be fun to spend a whole day in a garden full of these??

Fawn I love your angels and your bright color - thank you for your kind words!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi nancy!
oh my gosh! your paintings are better than mother nature herself!
i love your irises!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Nancy
We can look at your beautiful paintings forever.
They always make us feel so good, and remind us of happy days.
We can feel what you see -when your magic paint brush touches that canvas.