Tuesday 24 September 2013

Bearded Iris

Well, it's been a very long time since I last posted anything here. The summer has been busy.
I started this picture of a beautiful purple Iris some years ago....possibly as long as six and recently I decided that with some adjustments it was worth finishing. I originally had some leaves and other faded buds in it but on reflection decided to turn it into a portrait of the bloom only as it really didn't need any further embellishment. Such a stunning rich colour.

Size: A3
Pencils: A mix of Berol Karismacolour and Prismacolors. The background has been blended using solvent.
Support: Fabrianno Artistico 300gsm

Pencil on toned paper

Here are a couple of experiments using graphite pencil and white coloured pencil, plus a touch of white gel pen on grey paper. I am reasona...