Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dutch Iris Flower Challenge

Watercolor by Erika Nelson"Dutch Iris" 2.5"x3.5" watercolor
This format is also known as ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals). I took the reference photo 7 years ago so I'm glad to have finally painted from it for my watercolor group's flower challenge. This iris was simply begging to be painted with the its beautiful contrasting colors of yellow and purple along with the ridges on the tips of its petals that fold along the tips for added feature.

4 comments:

Lee said...

I love the color variety in this Iris! I am amazed at the detail in so small a piece, Erika.
Lovely!

Erika Nelson said...

You always have nice things to say to me, thanks a bunck Lee x

Erika Nelson said...

Thanks a BUNCH as well lol

Lee said...

I like bunck! It's cute, it's you!
xo