a trio of pink Irises 18

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9:55 PM | ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! I'm having fun painting Irises. Today I have a trio of pink Irises to share that I painted on a 12" x 12" gessoed board:
My source of inspiration was this photo that I found on the website, "Paint My Photo" courtesy of Debra Babcock:
My goal was to paint a bit more impressionistic Irises. When all is said and done, I am gaining the ability to step back, look at my painting and see where I could make changes. I think I "over stroked" the Irises on this one but it was a learning exercise :)

I started this painting by first sketching the Irises on the surface:
followed with a random application of various acrylic paints:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current Berry71Bleu color inspiration story:
I'm also linking this painting to the Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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18 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ros Crawford said...

This is so fabulous!! What an artist you are!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in awe!! Wow, Mona, your artistic talent is just amazing and spectacular!! This is truly stunning!! The depth and colors are a fabulous!! Wow!! Love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

AWESOME! the colors are the best, too!

Lisa Elton said...

So fun to see your steps Mona, this is lovely!

Susan Lankford said...

Such beautifully vivid color!

Helen Wallace said...

You may think you've over stroked, but to me it looks beautiful. Love the luminous background.

rose AKA Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

Oh, so beautiful, Mona ~ the painting, and the real-deal!

Christine L said...

Your beautiful painting is fabulous Mona.. such striking colours which look so good! I saw something similar in a gallery yesterday - and the artist had also added gold glitter.... and you know my love of glitter, so the effect was stunning!!

Christine x

Giggles said...

Again so stunning...these with a bit more of a whimsical flare would fit more into my decor. I love how you switch from a more classic elegant painting to impressionistic yet still hang on to your distinct style! Really beautiful work... and Love the pink! Thanks for sharing your process too!!
Hugs Giggles

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic interpretation!

Julie said...

WOW! Really gorgeous work, Mona!

Greta said...

I love the background, Mona & such gorgeous shades of pink for the flowers--love this canvas!

Petra Swart said...

Unbelievable what can be done with paint and a brush in an artistic hand, Mona!!!! Absolutely wonderful!!!! TFS.

Val-Belle said...

WOW... love to see your process too. I am blown away by your painting and I love to see what you are creating. Stepping back and being able to crit your own work is wonderful. <3 You are amazing.

Mirna said...

So beautiful! Love the colors!

Samra said...

You truly are one super talented lady! From Peonies and Roses, to Irises and tiny butterflies, you paint it all so well!
I am just waiting to hear about your art gallery opening soon!
Have a wonderful week my dear!
Paper Talk with Samra

Denise van Deventer said...

Your Irises are just beautiful and you did a super job Mona! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

wiosanka said...

WOW Mona!
Your painting is fabulous! :-)
Thank You for joining our challenge at Berry71Bleu! :-)

Thank you so much for leaving a sweet comment!

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