Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer of Color Yellow

I planted these Iris 15 years ago and
am delighted they still come up and
put on a show.
I mixed Pearl Ex powder in with yellow
and some of the green to get a metallic
look on parts of the flower. That's why the close 
up as it doesn't really show above.
Sort of shows up at the centers. Hard to get in a photo.
Here are some photo's of this little gem.
I have two filler plants that are little
work horses in hanging baskets so had to add them in.
So this is my yellow Summer of Color.
If you care to join in just click on the button
on my sidebar.
HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE!!!!

34 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful colourings and drawings, so life like. x

Kristin said...

Ha! Your comment cracked me up - you can't draw dirt? Hmm . . . well, it will be interesting to see what happens here ;) Your piece is beautiful - I love the elegant lines and bold color here. It is really so pretty. Thank you for everything, xo

Lins Artyblobs said...

Coincidence?! I've just been watching a program about colourful iris's including yellow ones. Gorgeous.

Janet said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Your Iris looks so graceful.

Nan said...

These are wonderful. Learning to really like yellow this week! Brown is going to be interesting!
:) Nan

Pearl said...

What a beautiful Iris, and the painted one to, I'm enjoying your paintings. Have a nice 4th, I just watered the canyon as we had a fire from "unknowns" way below us but I'm not taking any chances :)

Terrie said...

Great sketches! Wish I could draw flowers - more than just a basic loopy daisy anyway. These feel very summery and definitely do yellow proud!

Laurie said...

I love iris's Sharon, and your art work is beautiful!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Beautiful Sharon. Happy 4th to you too.

Pondside said...

We are really enjoying out big yellow irises that grow at the edge of the ponds. We started planting them three years ago and they are glorious - just like yours!

Joanna said...

Beautiful, and I bet close up the Pearl Ex has given a lovely effect.

Mandy said...

really lovely...xxx

linda said...

Beautiful elegant iris painting.

missy k said...

What gorgeous irises.

Your drawing is stunning. I love the outline and the frame effect.

Kindred Spirit said...

Another wonderful group of flowers...so pretty!! I envy your garden, I'm afraid I don't have much of a green thumb. Can't wait to see what you come up with for brown! xox Joanna

Deborah said...

Beautiful iris!

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful inspiration! Love your watercolors. :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Just look at how lovely these little watercolor studies are!!! Worthy of frames for sure!!! Had a wonderful 4th - hope you had an awesome weekend too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Melinda said...

Your watercolours are beautiful.

Sesenarts said...

I love these irises. Mine are blooming at the moment. I actually sketched them into my journal last year and then made a mixed media canvas with them as the focal point for an exhibition. They are such a lovely flower! Julie

Sesenarts said...

hmm, that last comment seem to be all about me! I love your sketches, they capture the movement of the flowers beautifully. Julie

joanna said...

Your watercolours are gorgeous!! Iris is such a pretty flower :)

Merry said...

Oh so beautiful....and I am loving seeing all the flowers in your garden.

MicaelChadwick.com said...

LOVE! the Irises!!!

One of my all time faves.

craftattack said...

Great flowers, the real ones and the lovely painted ones! Valerie

Diane said...

Hi Sharon--thank you so much for your visit and your comment. Your artwork is wonderful!!!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I soon will have a little family of finches at my home for a little while at least... :)

Marilyn Rock said...

How beautiful!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh wouawwwwwwww your drawing are so soft, tender and full of light...I adore...I will come back to see you ...have a nice week..

Janelle said...

I love your flower paintings. They have such a great feel to them. I love iris, they are so pretty. I only have purple ones, but I will have to add some yellows to my group.

creatingme said...

just love your drawings and color!

Noemi said...

Your flowers are so beautiful. They are full of life.

Heather Henry said...

You're really good at capturing the beauty of your flowers, not only in your paintings, but in your photographs, as well. Love them, they remind me of old style nature journals.

Heather Henry said...

You're really good at capturing the beauty of your flowers, not only in your paintings, but in your photographs, as well. Love them, they remind me of old style nature journals.

Emakesart said...

Beautifully rendered! I've just poked around your blog for a bit and love your paintings.

xoEsther