Monday, November 24, 2014

Watercolor Iris Garden

realism in watercolor

This 16"'x20" Iris Flowers painting was a pure joy to create. I received commission request from a client to paint this garden from multiple photographs. Her husband grows gorgeous iris flowers of many kinds in his garden. My client wanted to place some of them into one painting. 

First, I have created a few sketches:


After the composition and sketches were approved, I started painting:

I have used wet-on-wet technique for the background wash, yet leaving the leaves of the iris flowers untouched. Later I painted them, one at the time, to give them more definition.

Painting flowers was truly fun. I had to incorporate the photo-references of blue iris, purple iris, and yellow iris flowers into one little garden that fits 16"x20" window of the Arches Cold pressed watercolor paper. 

I also documented stages of the painting and later on created a mini movie with step-by-step creation of these Iris Flowers Garden:


My client was very happy with the results; and, she loved the original painting when it finally arrived in the mail.

But, as I usually like a little more than just one painting creation, I've also created a few designs with these Iris Flowers for Thank-You Cards, Birthday Cards and just Notecards with these sweet little flowers.
My Cards Gallery is now in full bloom with these and other iris flowers.
:0)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Very Very Berry

realism in watercolor

A Very Very Berry designs were inspired by the Forest Fruits jam label order that I posted below.
It was an instant desire to bring some of my painted berries together; than more then better, creating one juicy watercolor still life.
It was easy to find good "models" for these artworks. 
Mouth watering Beauties!
Sweet, fresh, and mm tasty!!

realism in watercolor

Forest Fruits Jam Label

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Artwork On The Cover

realism in watercolor

The Thanksgiving holidays are not even started, and we are already exposed to Christmas holiday themes in the stores, TV commercials and radio. Feels that it is a little earlier than ever. 
Yet for some venues it is the right timing to think about holidays fast approach.

Among them are some artists and publishers.

I am glad to announce that one of my Christmas paintings, the Pink Poinsettia, was selected for December cover of The Showcase magazine. Editors of the magazine chose this artwork appreciating a realistic approach combined with continuous decorative floral pattern so well suited for the holiday’s spirit. 

Established in 1996, The Showcase offers the community a professional magazine with informative columns, community news, community calendars, and articles.

Related Posts with Thumbnails