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.