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"Randy’s California Irises" SOLD AND SOLD

This is my third piece since I opened up my blog paintings for folks to commission their own. When Randy told me he’d like me to paint his favorite flower, the iris, I was delighted—for it is one of my favorites as well. Maybe, because like most spring flowers, we get to enjoy them for such a brief time we savour their beauty an extra measure.

Only one problem. I couldn’t decide whether to do a close-up of the iris or a bunch of irises. So being the extravagant person that I am, I decided to do both……kind of like when I am shopping and can’t decide which outfit to get……the obvious answer would be….. BOTH of them!

“Now dreama that was unfair of you…I had to scroll back and forth, back and forth. I even flipped a coin and decided not to take the result at face value. they are both beautiful in their different ways yet they have your signature richness of color.I picked the second one the one with the arches in the background “……..Randy

It seemed fitting that the flowers have their roots in California soil, for that is where Randy is from although he is presently a Kentucky transplant! These “friends” I found blooming at the Mission San Juan Capistrano this past March (as you know by now, one of the places that is a veritable feast of all things lovely). Randy is an artist and friend as well—life just fits together so perfectly when we can open our eyes to see it….I like to think these irises planned their blooming just for me so I could capture them on canvas for Randy to enjoy a few months later.

Life is beautiful. Wake up and smell the irises…….

P.S. Randy decided he had to have them both—Go Randy!
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  • Teresa - November 29, 2009 - 7:21 am

    Dreama the closeup of the Irises is a great composition, and I love them with the Capistrano Mission as a backdrop, really complement one another. TeresaReplyCancel

  • liz - October 4, 2009 - 2:31 pm

    Hey Dreama,

    Just found your blog from a comment you left on Carol Marine’s. Spent a few moments checking yours out, just wanted to say in addition to being clearly very talented, your wonderful personality also shines through, and what a great marketing idea your “30in30” was.

    You go girl!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - October 3, 2009 - 11:05 pm

    Thanks everyone–I got so much enjoyment out of doing each piece. Irises have such an interesting shape and of course I am always looking for a reason to have fun with color!ReplyCancel

  • Paintings by Irit Bourla - October 3, 2009 - 7:19 pm

    Great choice both paintings are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Dana Sorrell - October 3, 2009 - 9:13 am

    The last post was mine. Dana SorrellReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - October 3, 2009 - 9:12 am

    I love the colors and texture. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com - October 2, 2009 - 3:16 pm

    A wonderful use of color!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Carey MacDonald - October 2, 2009 - 10:27 am

    I agree about the San Juan mission – it is one of my favorite memories of California. You did a fabulous job with these irises. I like both, but the close up is really powerful.ReplyCancel

  • Victor Errington - October 2, 2009 - 4:42 am

    Hi Dreama.
    Both paintings are equally beautiful. And Irises are my favourites too. I would be happy
    to have half your skill for painting Flowers Dreama. All the best.

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