I began Iris No. 16 for Matthews Artists Guild on Mar. 13,
and am now back in my home studio to continue.
Always, the set-up. Before I begin to paint,
I have everything I think I might need nearby.
Working wet-into-wet in sections, I’ve added a variegated wash and am now using thicker paint for the iris beard.
While still damp, I lift with a thirsty flat brush to create dimension.
Further along, but getting tired…have learned not to push myself.
It only takes an uncertain stroke or two
for a watercolor painting to go downhill fast…
It’s Time To Step Away From The Painting!
To be continued…