Monday, April 18, 2011

SIGNS OF SPRING, 8X6", OIL, SOLD

The iris has always been a favorite flower of mine, but the ones that will grow in Florida are not to spectacular.  The ones we have here are not the big, beautiful, bearded iris that the more northern states have.  Ours are little puny flowers.   I always look forward to visiting our mountain home in North Carolina, as one of the first things I did when we bought it, was plant all those lovely flowers from my childhood.  Daffodils, iris, tulips, lilac, cone flowers, and lots and lots of hydrangea.  I have not been able to go up so far this spring, but we are planning a trip soon.  I hope there are still some daffodils and lilac blooming.  But if they are gone, I know the iris will soon be there to greet me.  What is your favorite flower?

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11 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Lovely colors! My favorite flower is hydrangea ..... at least today it is! i love flowers! :-)

Kathy Cousart said...

This iris is really pretty. I like the way you painted the petals with the value changes. I am just now learning how much I love painting flowers. So fun! I like them all. Newest favorite is the Lenten Rose- do not know what a cone flower is? Will have to look that one up! Great painting.

Linny D. Vine said...

Beautiful, Carol! You have a special way with these spring colors.

Jane said...

Hi Carol. I have a lot of favorite flowers,but one of them is absolutely the Hydrangea, I think they give such a romantic and once upon a time feeling feeling. But of course all the Spring flowers are a great hit too, and your Iris is beautiful.

Pieces of 8 said...

I love these colors. Did you use the palette knife on this one?

Carol Blackburn said...

Your iris is beautiful. We have bearded ones up north because of the cold.....LOL
I have such a difficult time trying to paint the iris, I gave up. You do it so beautifully anyway, who needs another iris from me. I'll stick to the oddities that I paint.
Enjoy your day, Carol.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Hi, Thanks for your comments.

Yes, I did us the palette knife just a little on this one.

Julie Hill said...

Iris, iris, iris....not an easy flower to paint....but you have done this one proud...well done Carol!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Lovely colors and light . . . love the soft violet shifts and the abstract way you painted this!

Marie Theron said...

Your garden sounds wonderful, Carol! There will be plenty of images to paint this spring!

Diana Marshall said...

I missed this one, simply gorgeous, I love the colours you use.

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