Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Japanese Iris, watercolor by Linda Young


Japanese Iris, Watercolor by L Young, 2013

With all the snow laying on the ground, I was feeling like I needed a little breath of spring.   I painted these Japanese Iris from a photo I took last year of them growing in my garden.  I noticed green shoots pushing through the leaves that protected them from the Winter's cold. Japanese Iris bloom one day and are gone the next; too bad because their delicate little petals are simply beautiful.  I wish they lasted longer to enjoy them.

Here today and gone tomorrow.

Linda Young 
Watercolor Fine Art

9 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Beautiful!

Cecelia Lyden said...

SOOO gorgeous, Linda--beautiful strong blues, delicate greens--great composition.

Pat Koscienski said...

What a great painting, Linda. I love the composition and the colors are fantastic.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Julie Riker said...

I love the strong graphic quality of this. Great job!

Deborah Nell said...

This is absolutely lovely. soooo beautiful.

Linda Young said...

Thank you; I am looking forward to these little beauties coming up again this year but I thank you very much for taking the time to take a look.

Charlotte Yealey said...

Linda, this is a strong and beautiful watercolor. Are these like water iris? I have them in my garden after they jumped from the pots in the pond.

Linda Young said...

Charlotte, they are similar in the way that the flowers are small and very delicate. I have yellow ones by the pond; but these are located in my front garden.