Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wabash Purple and White Iris

I love the name of this Iris --- "Wabash Iris". It reminds me of an Iris in a tuxedo. This one makes me very happy, because it is definitely in the direction that I want to go. It makes me feel like I'm making progress. I never realized how complimentary purple and green could be together.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

30 Days of Self-Portraits?

My friend, Peter Yesis, is doing 30 days of self portraits on his blog and feeling inspired I've painted one. :) It resembles me but I'm going to have to try again for a better likeness. This was pretty quick, about an hour and I held the mirror in my hand which does not facilitate painting. Anyone up for a self-portrait challenge? You don't have to post more than one.

Measures about 2 inches square.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


5 x 7 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2009.

This was a portrait commission. The client wanted something romantic and suggested something reminiscent of J.W. Waterhouse, as we are both fans of his work.