Iris Bloom

" Iris Bloom" is an acrylic painting on a triple primed canvas. I prepared this surface in numerous levels. First doing my triple prime in a deeper value. The canvas measures 12" x 12" x 1 1/2". I added numerous archival papers, leafing and textiles to the surface and then added more pigment to create my deep black /purple hue. This required 3 layers and sanding. I then masked off my area for my blossoms and stems and added a medium to secure the edges. The negative space coloration is over the deep purple and reveals the Iris and interest. This color can best be characterized as cream and variations of cream. The sides of the painting retain the deep black/purple. Frame is included, overall size framed in a floater frame, 14 1/4" x 14 1/4" Lots of tactile texture.