Also in Floral Notebook
Step by step for both the Dutch Iris and more elaborate Bearded Iris.
With the Iris - what a glorious subject - we will be painting wet-on-wet and ‘adding strokes’ (where needed). You will be enthralled with the Iris - because it’s all free and easy as a summer’s breeze. As we paint, we also add ‘ruffles and flourishes’. Above all, throw caution to the winds. You must not approach this ‘Beautiful Blue Butterfly’ with apprehension or ‘too much carefulness’. For the Iris, you must fling your entire spirit into your subject, giving energy, vitality and excitement free reign.