I never liked to grow irises because they bloom for such a short period of time. I was waiting and waiting for this iris to bloom, and when it did, it was the most unusual and beautiful color I had ever seen. It was between lilac and a light blue. It is not quite the color I have in this drawing. The color is unique and stunning.
I always avoid drawing irises because it seems so intimidating.
It is located on the way to my front door, and every time I passed by it, I wanted to draw it.
I dug it out from my mother-in-law's garden. She passed a few years ago, but the flower reminds me of her passion for flowers and gardening.
|Iris: Watercolor pencils and ink.|