Sunday, November 4, 2007

Irises 2

I don't paint a lot of flowers. Not that I don't like them... It's just that I find people (and nude ladies) much more interesting... But this Irises were different: first of all, they surprised me. I know Van Gogh painted some (probably one of the most famous painting of the National Gallery in Ottawa...) and that's really a major challenge and then, I stumbled over some Irises in the parc of the private Institution were I teach "artistical expression". In fact, some pupil of mine, told me about... I took some pictures (and I was surprised that they were living practically in the mud or even in the water)... I've painted a series of 3-4 painting with those photos as an inspiration. I've already let you see one (with a grasshopper in it) and this is another one.... It,s an acrylic painting with a few watercolor touches.

6 comments:

Moonbeam McQueen said...

Absolutely beautiful.

(Because I'm such a bad painter, I often gravitate toward flowers as a subject matter, because I find them easiest to paint.)

Anonymous said...

You have come up with a way of making a picture that is happily between a drawing and a painting. I keep thinking of Dürer.
100swallows

ovi said...

Dane, cind privesc un tablou ca acesta regret amarnic ca nu am si eu talent la pictura...

Anonymous said...

What happened to the comment I put in yesterday, Danu? I said you had found a good way of making a picture that had the advantages of both a drawing and a painting. I thought of Dürer.
100swallows

ovi said...

Asta-i pictura ce-mi place! Recunosc, sunt un anacronic, dar maca nu incerc sa impun nimanui gusturile (si nici palmele - sic!) mele.

Felicitari ! "Irisii" sunt un balsam pt. suflet.

Ion Vincent Danu said...

TO MOONBEAM: THANKS! but, you know, it's very difficult to be ORIGINAL in this field overcrowded of floral painting...very difficult!

To G: Only to mention Dürer on my blog and it's a big honor, G. As for what happened...all the comments were put by the blog software to spam because I've spamed some really vicious spams (disquised as positive, enthusiatic comments! they find a new way, the penis enlarger and the viagra salesmen!) but, as you see, I succeded to recuperate most of them if not all...

Pentru Ovidiu: Multzam de laude, prietene! Ma bucur ca, din cand in cand, mai fac cate ceva care-tzi place... Sa stii ca nu esti singur...