Monday, April 9, 2012

Arching Iris

Ah, memories of gardens gone by... this one was up at our mountain house. We lived for 16 years at 7,000 feet in the Sandia Mountains. Our garden was compact but at times quite lush. This painting actually captures the place, I think. I love the contrasting bright orange and cool blues and greens, dark red and light purple, recalling the sunny place and lively colors there.



  1. Hi Deborah,
    I asked this over at WetCanvas, but I thought it might be a good question for you here. Does the M. Graham gouache dry slower (especially on the palette) than other brands because of the honey ingredient?

  2. Hi Mike. I haven't noticed that the honey component of the M. Grahams slows the drying, but I haven't paid too much attention to the comparison of that either. I live in a hot and very dry environment where everything dries quickly. I'll analyze that and let you know...


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