Saturday, June 07, 2008


I painted these irises from life at my Thursday painting session with my friends. Anna, one of the other artists, picked these from her garden for us to use as reference. I love the purple/yellow/green combination.
"Anna's Irises" 11x15

This duo was painted from a photo I took at Grey's Iris Garden last year. I like the rich red/purples contrasted with the lighter tops.
"Twin Irises" 15x11


"JeanneG" said...

I really like the second one with the reds popping against all that green.

I'm glad to see you posting on your blog again. Missed you.

Myrna said...

Hi Michelle,
Your flowers have such "personality"! You can tell you have a passion for this subject.

Jo Castillo said...

These iris paintings are lovely. The grouping looks like dancers. Nice colors.

Ai said...

They both are gorgeous Michelle. You did such a fine job.

Michelle Himes said...

Thanks everyone. Yes, I do have a "passion" for flowers, although I can't seem to grow them.

Jo, my friend Rhonda from one of my internet w/c groups said that those irises look like leggy ladies with big hairdo's. :-)

Joan said...

Mickey - These came out great! I always love your flowers. I guess we missed the Iris Gardens this year. Hopefully it will cool off a bit and we can go somewhere to paint outdoors soon.

Artmaker - Cecilia Price said...

Oh these irises make me want to try them again! You are so GOOD! My WORD!

Keep on going!


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IRIS Editor said...

I would like to get your permission to use your painting Gray's Iris Garden in the AIS Region 15 Semi-Annual Bulletin. It will appear on page 3 in the Trek Schedule Section. I'm the new editor. You can see previous bulletins at the region's website.