"Gabouge Iris" - 2011
“Gabouge Iris” – 2011
approximately 11″x14″ on 140lb Arches

Irises are my favorite flower. In addition to this site (and two other painting sites) I manage the websites for local Japanese iris hybridizer Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm and the Greater Portland Iris Society. In my yard I have over 50 varieties of iris, and know more about them than I really should. Maybe if I knew a little less I’d do a better job keeping my beds weeded…

While I love to go out and paint en plein air at various iris farms around the area, this piece was created in my studio while I was experimenting with a new color (“Gambouge”), thus the title.

Like the other paintings so far in this online studio sale, this piece is matted, but not framed. It will fit into a standard 12″x16″ frame (easy to find) and always gets compliments when people see it at my shows. I’ll offering it at a 20% discount, so that would make it $40. It would make a great gift for the iris lover in YOUR life. Contact me if you are interested in adding it to your home.