Friday, April 18, 2008

Playful Iris


Playful Iris
Originally uploaded by linfrye
While the grandchildren played around me last week, I sat on the ground and sketched a patch of iris brightening the front area of our drive. When they went home, I sat back in the same spot and painted them trying again to keep a loose, playful style.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh they are lovely and yes you've captured that loose style perfectly. I especially like how you didn't color in from line to line -- very arty concept!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Very nice. I love the way you've done the leaves. What a nice way to spend the day.

Joan said...

Nicely done!!! You've really captured their essence! If you ever come to NY, we definitely have to get together. Just let me know!

africantapestry said...

Your irises are SO beautiful Lin! I adore that colour...perfect for my garden!
ronell

Teri C said...

That is such a perfect color Lin. Lovely. I think my iris in Wisconsin are still snow-covered but hopefully I can paint some also.

Robyn said...

Loose, playful, gorgeous! I still can't get over the fact that we have them growing wild in our garden. They don't grow like that in Australia.

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful - I love irises.

janabouc said...

They look like such happy irises, reaching for the sun and dancing with joy that you're off to play in the sun too! I hope your trip was fabulous!

Carole said...

Gorgeous, Lin! You've caught some of your grandchildren's playfulness for sure.

Sioux said...

Beautiful, Lin. And iris is my favorite flower.