Waiting on the Irises


On Hold (18x24in on stretched canvas)

I made myself some green tea and finished this guy today!  Standing for this preggo is getting less appealing these days, and I definitely wanted to be standing while painting this one – it’s so important to step back often when painting from life and covering lots of canvas.

The irises were actually blooming when I woke up this morning – as opposed to yesterday when I bought them and they were all closed.  That’s when we decided to call this still life ‘waiting on the irises.’  Alas, I just studied their colors and carried on, pretending they were still closed.  Though, I did take lots of photos of this bouquet all blooming today to reference in the future, even though irises may not be so appealing in October > I paint what I want to paint.

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