Saturday, April 14, 2012

Season Finale Purple and Blue Iris Step by Step Painting by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Season Finale Purple and Blue Irises
by Nancy Medina
16X20
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
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Nancy Medina Web Site

Season Finale Purple and Blue Irises is the demo painting I created in class today to take advantage of my last two purple irises from the garden. Rain storms are predicted for tomorrow, so I cut the last two blooms and brought them indoors. My student did her own beautiful painting, a bright sunflower you can see below in progress, so we just about covered both ends of the rainbow, from blues and purples to yellows and golds (with one red poppy demo thrown in just for good measure).

Here is Season Finale Purple and Blue Irises for you step by step. While my iris garden is waning, my hydrangea beds are budding new flowers like crazy so stay tuned. My new baby hydrangea tree even has blossoms, (I feel like a proud mom or something). My crystal ball tells me we'll be seeing more hydrangea paintings very soon!




Step one, a strategic wash of greens and red-purples





Doubling up on the under-painting layers





Laying in the juicy colors!



Peg's sunflowers lit up the studio!
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