After I'd convinced Judy Dahl to take a break from barns to give painting irises a whirl, we spent yesterday on her patio doing just that ...
With our little trailer, Bill and I took a five week road trip to Maryland and back. This recent travel gave us a splendid jump on summer. Loving irises as I do, and knowing what marvelous painting subjects they are, I delighted in photographing any we happened to find on our journey across the continent.
The day after our return, on my way to the garage to fetch my bicycle, I photographed the irises blooming in our garden. Rather than take the camera back into the house, I put it in my pocket for the ride. After chasing irises across the USA, imagine my delight at finding many Claresholm gardens presenting a fabulous assortment right here in our own town!
|In the beginning ....|
Just to make things more complicated, I decided we should paint the shape of the purple and white iris using the colours of the lavender/fuchsia/burgundy one.
|Judy takes her face painting seriously!|