Iris Gentle Sway

" Iris Gentle Sway" 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 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 a translucent cream wash, where strokes are evident. The sides of the painting retain the deep black/purple. The Iris blossoms float in the space with an abundance of subtle texture a color waves. This is a great pairing to "Iris Light". Frame is included, overall size framed in a floater frame, 14 1/4" x 14 1/4" Lots of tactile texture.