Friday, May 28, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Art Work from A Colorado Daily Painter, 15/100

"Trillionaire" at  IRIS4U
6" x 8" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h
SOLD

Yesterday my plein air group went to Denver to IRIS4U Garden.  The garden is open from mid-May until late June.  You are free to wander through their acres of iris and paint, look, picnic, purchase, enjoy.  I find it overwhelming at first as to which blooms to paint.  There are so many; it's  feast for the eyes.  I brought home their catalogue and think I'll order from their website.



13 comments:

LindaHunt said...

Pam this is stunning! I lived in Laramie and never knew this beautiful garden existed!!

Linda Popple said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and your brush work!!

Dana Cooper said...

Love the crop on this Pam, you simplified it beautifully...very painterly!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Beautiful painting Pam! I didn't know about the IRIS4U Garden...definitely looks like a place I need to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Exquisite! I think this just became my favorite of your challenge pictures. I love the way your brushwork captured the translucency of the iris petals. This is magnificent.

AutumnLeaves said...

An intricate capture of sunshine! This iris is beautiful, Pam!

Dayna Talbot said...

Pam, what a beauty! Your brushwork is great, love the looseness of your strokes!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Loved this paintings! It's the soft abstract quality that makes it so original, and unique!

Pam Holnback said...

Linda, thank you! I live in Colorado and didn't know until last year about it!

Thank you Linda, The colors of all the iris were amazing! Some unusual hybrids.

Dana, Thanks, It can be hard to get the whole flower in when you're standing right in front of it.

Thank you Kathleen, I didn't know about it until last year, You guys should head up there! Great photo opps.

Claire, Thank you! I like using a fairly large brush on small plein air pieces. It gets me paying attention to just the shape, color, and putting down one note.

Thank you Sherrie, The sun got hot by noon! Glad I made the effort to drive up there early!

Dayna, Thank you so much!

Thank you Nancy, It's funny how something becomes a little abstract when viewed/painted close-up.

Nicki said...

Hi Pam,

This is beautiful! I agree with Nancy, the abstract feel of this makes it really special. Thanks for posting the photos to show your inspiration.

Nicki

Ralph said...

Another great painting. I am always struck by the inner essence of all your paintings. Thanks again

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Your floral painting are always a delight. Particularly love the teal and gold and peach colors!! 85 more to go. You go girl!!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

That is a fantastic Iris. What sensory overload that had to be.