Fairy Iris

You will find these everywhere in the San Diego Area. We have a rather glorious bush of them growing next to the house, and I've always wanted to paint them. So I did.

Dietes grandiflora (large wild iris, fairy iris) is actually native to South Africa, and in some parts of Australia is considered a weed. A horribly beautiful weed.

I often fall back to the technical constraints of my airbrush days, roping in the freedom of the water on the paper, bending it to my will in more of a technical illustrative style, losing a lot of expressive freedom in the process. Sometimes I hit somewhere in between, which is where I think Fairy Iris landed.

Title:
Fairy Iris
Original Size:
18" X 12"
Available Sizes:
  • Original at 18" X 12"
  • 18" X 12" prints
  • 11" X 8.5" prints
  • 5" X 7" cards
Completion Date:
July 24, 2015
Medium:
Watercolor

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