PURPLE IRIS

Title: Purple Iris | Medium: Watercolor on paper
Bearded iris blossoms are ephemeral, fragrant, film-like wisps of colored air and a continual source of interest for me in my work. They remind me of fish swimming in the sea or butterflies with their papery thin wings floating aloft the slightest breeze. They're almost all moisture and one of nature's amazing creations. The turquoise colors you see in this piece are from pigments made from the semi-precious turquoise stone of the Sleeping Beauty mine in the southwest of the United States. This particular pigment gives this piece beautiful light blue accents I couldn't otherwise achieve. Please email me for further details including availability of original artwork.


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