Reviews from

Iris Garden

Shades of Purple and Green

11 total reviews 
Comment from Envision


This is a very pretty painting. I like how you presented the flowers coming into view from the sides of the frame. That's a very attractive perspective. Your color blending and shapes of the petals are lovely, and the details and highlights on the leaves also look great. You have done a good job creating a nice depth.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much for your lovely review!
Comment from Sange


It's incredible the way your use of Acrylic paints mimic water color paints. I love the contrasting colors, the fine details and the way you painted in highlights.
Beautiful work with a water color look.
;)

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2019
    Thank you Sange! : )
reply by Sange on 13-Jan-2019
    =)
Comment from Denise B


I really thought this was going to be watercolor. I love acrylic and the layers of colors are just wonderful. I really like the very dark background that helps the flowers pop. Great design too. Very interesting to view.

 Comment Written 04-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much Denise, you made my day with your very kind review!! I use acrylics like watercolors, so you were absolutely correct in your interpretation! I learned years ago that my style of painting worked better with acrylics because they never get muddy with repeated layering of colors. Again, thank you so very much. Your review means the world to me!! : )
Comment from Mary Christman


this is such a beautiful piece of art you created.
The colors you chose are so pretty and just blend perfectly together.
the details are well done.
texture is perfect.
this is an all round beautiful job. I really enjoyed this.
thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2019
    Thank you for your lovely review Mary! : )
Comment from willie


Nice work!
Is this watercolor? If not it looks like it to me. My dad liked to paint with watercolors and was pretty good at it. Not Me!
Really looks good! I think you have a good chance of winning your contest!

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2019
    Thank you! I so appreciate your lovely review!! I thin out the acrylic to watercolor consistency and paint in layers. I usually don't use regular watercolors other than doing quick watercolor sketches due to the fact that layering multiple colors can muddy them. With acrylics, I don't have that problem. : ))
Comment from Lilibug6


This is very pretty and a great entry for the contest! The Iris is very nicely done with lots of detail=) The colors are great! The leaves are very well done
! Great job and best of luck in the contest! Lori

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you Lilibug6! I truly appreciate your feedback and time. : )
reply by Lilibug6 on 03-Jan-2019
    My pleasure! Lori
Comment from Lucas Sizov


I love ths Plain Air painting because of the colors blending. Nice composition, too. Your Iris Garden is very inspiring for sure! Good luck in the contest! ! !

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much Lucas! I really appreciate your time and review! : )
Comment from alaskapat


The purple with green color combination is always a winner in my opinion, you have created the purple iris very well and I like the two different patterns for the two blooms that you have placed in this scene, the flowers are well shaped and structured with nice color tones, well applied, I also appreciate the green leaves that are so realistic . This is well arranged and beautiful to view! Well presented! Best wishes to you in the contest!

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you alaskapat! I truly appreciate your review and time. : )
Comment from Gina_me


The Iris is my favorite flower. You have captured it well in your artwork. They are life like and the painting has depth and character. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much Gina! They're my favorite as well : )
Comment from Jack Moore


I think that you did a very nice piece of work here and I also see that it is entered in a contest, I like the different colors and I also have a few of these in my flower garden. I wish you the best in the contest and thanks for sharing this. JackJr.

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 Comment Written 03-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2019
    Thank you Jack! I appreciate your time and review : )