Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daisies and Rock

6" x 7" oil on hardboard

This is one of my favourite vases. Its dark and irregular shape with a small opening lends itself to one or two small flowers. The rock was one that unfortunately hopped into our trunk as we were visiting the ocean.

Purple Iris

6" x 6" oil on hardboard

This Siberian Iris was one of the last left flowering in our garden. I snatched it while I had the chance to paint it.

Bowl of Beauty

6" x 7" oil on hardboard

This peony is actually called "Bowl of Beauty" so it seemed right to paint it this way.

Mock Orange

6" x 7" oil on hardboard

I brought a cutting from our Mock Orange in and painted it. The smell when it is flowering is amazing. I had to prune it severely this year because it was taking over its neighbours.