March 31, 2017
Today’s Simple Nature Sketch
I think Irises present an elegant presence with their stately appearance. They demand attention with their intense rainbow colors and sword-shaped leaves. Both their height and leaves, add to their attractive structural appearance.
An interesting tidbit I came upon, is that they were believed to be named after “Iris”, the Greek goddess of the rainbow. She personified the rainbow and was also a messenger to the Olympian Gods.
I think Irises serve as a wonderful addition to springtime blooms! They happily join an array of blooms, rejoicing in the rebirth of the land.
How about you? Do you like Irises?
The iris above and a couple more flowers are part of my newest painting in progress. I just couldn’t resist taking these beauties home when I saw them in the flower shop. I initially purchased one iris, but went back for two more. I will need replacements as I work along on the painting. The thing about working from life is you can bank on the flowers always changing, both in shape and blooming stages. Always a happy challenge!
I love when buds are unfurling! I find the whole process magical and fascinating to watch. Especially in a time-lapse video. Here are a couple of close up photos of my iris and a time-lapse video of an iris opening. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!
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