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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Saturday I went back to the Iris Farm with pens and paints

 I went alone this time. (for photos of the real flowers see post from yesterday)...I brought my own chair with it's fold up & down paint holder tray; my transparent watercolors and my tube watercolors. I was able to finally realize the difference between the two. Those in the tube can be used much thicker.
 I set up under a big shade tree. And drew that top scene. And painted it there. No one paid me any mind at all.

Then I walked around the flowers a bit leaving my chair behind. I found another under a different tree more in the middle of all the flowers where more people were sitting about. I sat right across from this woman and drew her quickly. When another from her Red and Purple group came to sit next to me I slapped my book shut tight! No peeking.
 I waited until I got home to paint her. And yes Cris, I remembered what her colors were. Red and Purple over blue jeans! I ad libbed the rest. She is using one of the clip boards to note the iris she likes best and perhaps plants to purchase there.


This I started there with the thicker paint, just slapping some on the page, getting the feel of it for the flowers and some transparent paint for the leaves.


Once home I decided to use my ink pens to outline the flowers. I rather like both.
Have you a favorite?


No lunch out this day. I came home and made myself a sandwich! Painted on the back patio table.
A nice way to spend a Saturday.
I hope yours was creative in some way too.

19 comments:

  1. I just love your art Lynn, I'm a big fan of yours! Keep up the en plain air, it's wonderful!

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    1. thanks Patti, as I am a big fan of your art too!

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  2. What an inspirational place. I can just imagine an Iris farm. WOW. You brought all the color to the fore. Love it.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this Lisa! Happy Weekend.

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  3. I wonder what the purple and red lady's name was. Perhaps it was Aunty Iris.... um ... Aunty Iris Farmer? Perhaps she was asked to leave because her niece called to her, "Aunty Iris!........Aunty Iris Farmer!" . They don't like people who are Anti Iris Farmers in Pleasants Valley Road, you know! Sad really because the only reason she was there was because she thought they'd named the place after her.

    Nice post, once again, Lynn :0)

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    1. John I love how you add your stories to mine! Welcome!

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  4. They are all wonderful. I love your woman ..she is excellent. and I like the last painting with the ink outline over the one not inked.. love your first painting too. wow.. Very good and what fun to go do this the memories will stay with you much longer too.

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    1. Thanks Cris...it was a fun day for me. thanks for all your feedback.

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  5. Lynn, one of the things I love about you is your passion and energy! I am so happy you returned to paint the Irises and the *Red and Purple* Lady! (Isn't that some sort of Club for Women?) I can't pick a favourite.... every time I opt for one - I look again and change my mind. They both give different effects...and are both quite wonderful.

    As for a *Creative Saturday*....you know what I was doing....celebrating my *Moon Madness*!

    Hugs,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  6. such a beautiful place to paint. i didnt know they had whole farms for only irises. glad you had such a fun Saturday. be well, suki

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  7. I can't get over how wonderful your header painting is. It's perfect. --And your irises are dancing. You make very happy art, it's uplifting and always makes me smile.

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    1. thanks...glad you like my header! Me too. ;0

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  8. Wow! So Van Gogh! Seriously, the top sketch looks like one of his drawings!

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    1. Nora, wow, such a compliment. THANK YOU!

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  9. well, i left you a comment but google has decided it doesn't like me? who knows anyway it said i was unauthorized so will try again...xoxo

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  10. i am curious-what is the diff. between tubes and transparent wc? i use only tubes and most are transparent so you see why i am curious...loved the color in this in case the other doesn't come through. xoxo

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    1. I'm still not sure other than the cakes of paint say they are Transparent and I find with the tubes I can put the paint on thicker if I want to. Or I can water it down to be more transparent. I like thick paint!

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  11. Awww, she was from the red-hat society! I like what you did with her hat - adding some purple(?) to the red bowl of the hat.

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  12. Garden-farm water colors! Ahh this looks like so much fun! I can imagine you had a great time painting there. :)

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