Friday, June 4, 2010

Peach Twist

Peach Twist is a bit of a twist on a real pinky peach and lavender Iris... I changed the name to protect the innocent.  While shopping for some new perennials I came upon this variety of Iris, it was the only Iris that already had a long stalk with buds formed.  Before I planted it I snipped off the stalks and plopped them into a vase, just to make sure they opened, rather than perish in the snow we had on and off in may.  One morning this colourful gift was waiting for me...
Photographing it under warm indoor lighting created a bit more of a peachy pink tone to the upper petals, which I rather liked, so I utilized this enhanced colour...  creative license at work again.

12x12 oil on canvas.

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