Iris

Siberian Iris, more precisely Iris sanguinea are one of the first flowers coming up in springtime in our garden. Actually, they are growing wild everywhere in the Garrigue and when we started re-building our garden, we found lots of them around.
That elegant, fine flower inspired me to a new painting.
Exceptionally I used a synthetic pigment (aluminum silicate), violet outremer, as I could not find a natural version. I added different binding agents such as lime, marble powder, wax and oil to get soft and more profound shades of violet on the canvas. As always, there are lots of layers and the light of the day does it magic to it, bringing the colours alive.

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