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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Joannie's Iris


Back from a wonderful break in Coltishall with my dear friend Joannie with just enough time to unpack and set off for my Wednesday night art workshop.
Joannie picked me one of her beautiful Iris before I left and I took it to class with me where I set one of my students the task of creating three macro watercolours with it.



On returning home I decided to do the same in my 'Flo' journal and created 4 tiny studies of my own while enjoying a nice hot cuppa!


11 comments:

kazumiwannabe said...

These are beautiful.

MaryO said...

You have a way of making the simplest studies exquisite!

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

These are just lovely, Anita! Sort of a tiny Georgia O'Keefe effect...
:-)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You work so quickly - all these wonderful iris macros with only one cuppa!!!!! Great exercise for your class... How did it go? Great news - popped into Swallowtail to get 3 more discount cards to send to new members for my workshops and he handed me a cheque. He had sold my Coltishall boathouses watercolour.

seesue said...

It seems as though a wonderful relaxing time was had by all. Nothing like a cuppa and a brush of w/c.

Joan said...

Beautiful work on these...sort of ala Georgia O'Keefe!!!

Nina Johansson said...

Beautiful! I love the composition in each one of them. Super!

Margaret Ann said...

Gorgeous color...gorgeous design! :)

Ann said...

These are all stunning!

lyn said...

Beautiful! What size are they?

Anita Davies said...

Thank you Kazum.

Mary, thank you so much! :)

Thanx Kate. I used to paint lots of macros, I love them and find them soothing both to paint and view. I'm flattered to say the O'Keeffe name came up a few times then too. I like to zoom in on a subject, record it's hidden details and folds. My sketchbooks and journals have taken over a little since but I hope to get a little more painting in the studio just as soon as my furniture arrives. :)

Hi Joannie. Class went well thank you. Congratulations on your sale!!!

How true Sue!

Thank you Joan :)

Thanks Nina, I really enjoyed painting them.

Thanks Margaret!

Thanks Lyn, they are 5.5x5.5cms and 5x9 cms...Tiny!