Monday, May 8, 2023

Iris Day

Night Iris
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 

Today is a busy day, so I looked up what day it is, and 
this is one I can celebrate -- Iris Day.  If you check it
out there's a great deal of significant history attached 
to the day, but for me the point is -- I love irises, and
have some glorious purple ones on the table in front
of me as I write this.

Strangely enough as a flower painter exclusively for
several years, I only did three paintings of Irises.

This little painting was a fast plein air painting of
beautiful yellow irises in our garden.

I am pretty sure I sent it to Howard Wolinsky as a 
thank you for what is wonderful interview did for me.

Have a loving your irises day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Gorgeous ❣️❣️❣️. Rich colours and mood. I didn’t know about iris day. Mine have fewer blooms, so I need to divide and replant them I think.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Neither did I. But it came up in my news and I thought -- okay.

Love your work.


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