Carollyne Sinclaire
Capturing the Beauty of Colour, Light and Shadow in a Single Moment

Art Log

(posted on 29 Jul 2022)

When I first saw this iris it was after a late spring rainfall, days long, that I thought would crush every flower in the garden, however, despite its delicate bloom, this iris bloomed and endured. This is from the garden where I painted in Naramata on the Garden Tour.

I had such fun painting this iris, revelling in the array of purples, mauves, reds, and blues but when it came to the background I wondered if it should be a representation of its natural habitat or glazes of cobalt, mauves, and French ultramarine blue. As you can see the latter decision held sway. A slight halo around the dark iris makes it appear somewhat mysterious.

Oils on 9" X 12" X 1.5" cradleboard, the sides are a continuation of the background. No need to frame.Varnished, wired and ready to hang.

To learn about my new works and events please click on the following link https://PocketDesertPainter.com/newsletter and sign up.  If you think someone you know might enjoy these images, please forward my email to them.