Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Enchanted Purple, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Enchanted Purple is a larger painting (20x16), which completes the purple and white Iris painting trio. The stem of Iris I cut a few days ago just keeps on going... and as you can see from this painting there is one more bud to open once this flower fades.

The top petals of this variety of Iris have the look of white linen. Linen is a lovely strong, natural fabric that drapes into soft flowing folds, but also creases easily, creating 'rich wrinkles' (as a friend of mine likes to call them) since linen clothing is usually a tad on the expensive side...
It is 2 to 3 times stronger than cotton and the luster we can see on some linen fabric is from the natural wax content of the fibers. Our money is printed on paper made from 25% linen and 75% cotton which creates bills that will last a long time...

20x16 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

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