This Black Velvet Bearded Iris is one of the first to open in my garden each spring. Each year, when I happen upon it – it literally takes my breath away. Always a show stopper. Initially you see a dark velvety bloom. Upon closer inspection, you see the red and purple tones. I could not wait to get painting this beauty. I knew it would have to be large and I decided upon a square shape even though logically you would suggest a rectangular shape. The question of the day - should I paint the background white or a vibrant yellow green?
This painting is a rather large acrylic painting 30 x 30”.