Also I have lots of the regular dark blue I. reticulata in the garden too, which I painted it for my SBA Diploma portfolio ( image below) That was over a year ago and it seems like a distant memory now. It's good to paint it again and this one has to be my favourite iris.
I spent about 40 minutes on this one, it's not the greatest painting but has a nice delicate quality.
|'Katherine Hodgkin' 40 minute watercolour study|
|Botanical Illustration of Iris reticulata from the SBA Diploma portfolio. I think I sold this one, can't remember where though. It's a very dark purple so plenty violet diox and soem Indanthrene blue too |