Friday, April 20, 2012
When I first visited a friend's new house, I found that her young daughter and I shared a fettish for France's fleur-de-lis. We also love the color combo of pink/black/white with just a touch of gold when appropriate. ") So I set out to paint a canvas for her birthday. Well, I have missed the mark by a month but am finally finished with the canvas. I painted an 8"X10" canvas with Studio's "painterly pink", dry-brushing most of the color onto the canvas. I then used Studio's "charcoal black" paint on my fleur-de-lis stamp. I stamped this image 4X, once half off the canvas. Finally I used Apple Barrel's acrylic white paint on my small fleur-de-lis stamp and stamped several X randomly on the canvas. As an afterthought, I used a small brush pen to draw two black fleur-de-lis on the canvas.
I love these white irises trimmed in purple. They just seem to light up my iris bed. The stalks have been extra long this year sporting 5-6 blooms. They have made wonderful bouquets in my vases.
This delicate pink iris has tiny pink flecks in the falls. They are hard to see in this photo, but if I enlarged it, the photo actually became very blurry. I think they are such a great addition to an iris bouquet.