Iris, ink & watercolor, 8x5 in

Purple Iris, ink & watercolor, 8×5 in

I put my sketching stool in my front garden to paint the one iris that decided to bloom this year. The past two years none of them bloomed and I think it’s because you’re maybe supposed to dig up the bulbs and separate them and plant them further apart when they get too crowded? Gardeners, your advice welcomed!

I missed sketching the first blooming of my roses, when each rose is so perfect and beautiful it’s just heart breaking. I was “too busy,” putting it off one day too many and then the big rains came and the fresh perfect roses were no more.

I really enjoyed drawing and painting while practicing close observation of the different shapes and structures of this amazing plant.

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Flower Art, Ink and watercolor wash, Plein Air, Sketchbook Pages
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  1. Beautiful. I can’t wait to see mine.

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    • Thanks Rebecca. Do you mean for yours to appear in the ground or for you to sketch one? (or both?) I’d love to see it if you do! Jana

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  2. Beautiful! I know what you mean about the first roses…I just realized that mine will probably bloom when I am out of town.

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    • Thanks Cynthia. I keep thinking if I were a better gardener maybe they’d be that beautiful all summer. But as soon as they’ve bloomed the nasty aphids and foggy weather have their way with them and they just never look that beautiful again (until the next spring). ​Jana

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  3. The iris is gorgeous. The colors are eye catching.

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  4. Probably my favourite flowers – these are lovely! Thank goodness no more dog chews!

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  5. What a beautiful Iris. We’ve started to have a few spring flowers pop up letting us know spring is here. Yay!

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