Iris Collection – all works are 5in x 7in, watercolor on board, ©Rebecca Latham
This collection was inspired from a garden center I visit. I had never seen such a buttery color to irises, and they immediately became one of my favorites. The evening sun added to their beauty, with their petals reminding me of semi-opaque stained glass windows.
Unlike most of my work, I did not do a sepia underpainting in these pieces. I wanted to achieve the softness I was drawn to, so though the leaves and stems were given boldness in dark muted green, the flowers themselves were left, and as the paintings progressed, they were delicately mottled in.