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"Birch And Iris"

“Birch And Iris”

“Birch and Iris”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I missed painting the parade of spring flowers, but found these iris today. They looked just right against the old stonewall where my friend, Polly Hill, had planted them many years ago. I was torn between a cluster of white ones and these purples. I went for the challenge of a dark flower against a dark wall. Many deer must pass through all year, evidenced by more than a dozen ticks I had to liberate from my bags and person…

"Iris Patch"

“Iris Patch” , this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I was visiting a friend and helping her turn on her summer outdoor shower. The basement was already flooded with water before we even touched anything. A pin hole leak in a 60 year old pipe. Not a good sign. I went to my van to leave, but there was this iris patch… and someone had to wait for a plumber…

"Spring Morning"

“Spring Morning” , this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

For the last two days, when first I’ve walked into my studio I have smelled a most delicious, almost citrous odor. Couldn’t figure out what it was nor where it was coming from. This evening I went out to pick a wild flower bouquet to paint. As I was arranging it and turning on the still life spot lights to prepare to paint, I found the iris bud I had painted 2 days ago totally open in its full splendor. That is what had wafted out that wonderful scent and I knew I had to paint it now…

"First Iris"

“First Iris”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my iris I transplanted from an elder friend’s house last spring have started to bloom. I had no idea what color they were when I dug them up and am happy to find them white. The 50 mph winds beat up the first bloom pretty badly. So this is really the 2nd. Maybe that is the reason I found no flower beds planted here…