Sunday, May 2, 2010


7" x 5" ~ Oil on Hardboard

A cool view of a Dutch Iris. Painted with glazes to build up to a vibrant oil painting. Still getting used to the weight/texture of the oils on my brush. I'm so used to the watercolors that the oils feel heavy. It's funny how you get so used to something. We walked today at the county park. And a lovely surprise was the Russian Olive was flowering and oh so fragrant. It was heavenly!



Carol Blackburn said...

Very regal-looking.

Jacqueline Gnott said...

Thanks Carol...maybe it's the purple color that makes it regal. :~)

K S Jewellery Designs said...

Oh my, your work is outstanding! Irises are certainly one of my favourite flowers and occasionally they grow in my garden and when they do I feel very lucky because some years they decide not to flower!
Thank you for sharing this fantastic painting.
Kristin :)

meredith said...

This is a lovely iris. You will have to paint the olive bloom - in watercolor - I've never seen one.
Enjoy your oils also.


For bouncing to oils, you're really handling them very well - lovely piece!

Aruna N Sarode said...

Wow, she is a drama queen! I am working with purple color too. Anemone flowers in acrylic. Hope to post it soon.

Arti said...

You achieved the fluidity of watercolors with oils ,too..thats really tough to do.Beautiful painting.

Jacqueline Gnott said...

Thanks Kristin and Meredith...yes, Irises are one of my favorites too. This one was such a rich purple color.

Thanks Susan. I was scared at first to embark on something new...the oils. But that's just me. :~) Once I started doing them, and the fact that the technique is so similar to watercolors, it was pretty easy. The only difference, like I said on my blog, is the weight of the brush...a bit heavier with the oils.

Hi Aruna. Hope you are doing well. I follow your work on your blog. It's always lovely!

Thank you Arti. I think it's the glazing that I'm doing with the oils...same process as in watercolors. That technique really does build up rich color!

Terry said...

Just amazing and how you manage to switch from oil to watercolour without a blink of an eye and produce such beauty is incredible, am still up to my eyes in puppies who are 6 weeks old tomorrow