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WIP- Yellow Iris

By May 18, 2011April 21st, 202114 Comments
Work in Progress- Yellow Iris
I don’t usually like to show my work in progress (unless it is a pour) but I have been working on this iris for the past few weeks. I don’t know what I was thinking by doing a yellow iris this big but I must say that I love the composition.
Sometimes when I am in a middle of a painting and I feel stuck, I will photograph it. By seeing it smaller and on the computer screen, I get a fresh perspective. Then I figure out what to do next and where to go from there. I know I need to go darker with my shadows in some areas but how to do it is always the question with yellow. Is the shadow more red or more blue? Do I want it more orange or more green? The good news is that an area I was having a problem with doesn’t look as bad as I thought.
The other problem is a name. Any suggestions?
Leslie Lambert

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