I painted this picture on-site at theIris Garden of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. It is a portrait of a tall bearded iris. This variety of iris flower is called "Florentine Silk". It is a gem of a specimen in a gem of a collection! This detailed painting highlights all the subtle nuances of color and shading in this splendid flower, including purple, lavender, white, pink, peach , and cream. There is some iridescent oil paint mixed into the painting, lending a subtle shimmer. Touches of green, blue-green, and yellow in the background indicate the garden where this iris lives.
It is made with oil paint on board, and is framed in a wood frame with a light pink finish.
This picture would make a fabulous engagement, wedding, birthday, or anniversary gift, or as a gift to yourself! It could also be a very special decoration in a girl's bedroom, or for a girl at heart! It is a regal painting of a regal flower, rich with subtle nuances of opulent color. Feel like royalty! Feel Serene! Add this picture to your living space and gaze on it each day!
oil paint, iridescent oil paint, board