Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sneak Preview! Irises

The iris is a plant that never fails to stop me in my tracks. From the calligraphic swash of leaves to the fluttering handkerchief of brilliant color when it blooms, it's a marvelous flower to behold.

Here, I've finger painted it against a simple golden background, highlighting it as a portrait in strength and elegance. No wonder the kings of France adopted it as their symbol, the fleur-de-lys.

Second in what may become a series, please also enjoy a painting of tulips, renamed from Five Tulips to A Garden Elsewhere.

Ivan Chan Studio: Invite Beauty
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