:: May’s Iris ::

Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.
The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien

One of my previous students posted a photograph that she took of one of her irises last summer and I kept the photograph which I painted today. This is May’s iris, who lives in Beaconsfield. We also had a nice brunch with some friends this morning and then went on to visit Shari Blaukopf’s solo exhibit in Pointe-Claire and wow! She is such a beautiful watercolour artist. Congratulations Shari –)

This iris was painted with watercolours in a Moleskine sketchbook using tons of pigmented water being dropped on the page, and not scrubbed in. (See yesterday’s post if you are perplexed). I first drew it in and then painted it… Glad with the result and I really don’t know which one that I prefer… how about you? Can you guess the answer to the riddle?

Sketchbook: Moleskine
Watercolours: Mineral Violet, Ultramarine & Q. Gold
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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5 Responses to :: May’s Iris ::

  1. marcellalouise says:

    Jane: Of course, I prefer the the painting with those gorgeous colours. No, I don’t know the riddle. God has given you the great gift of being able to paint very beautiful things.Be grateful and thankful .Dorland would be so proud of you as I am. MOM

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  2. ginarteau says:

    I hear what you say about the Moleskine sketchbook and watercolor. I have a new one, and I am inspired by your posts to give it a chance. I’ll report progress.

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  3. Beautiful iris Jane! And so glad you got to see the show!!

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