This iris watercolor painting was begun today on a quarter sheet Arches cold press paper, using a photo reference from April, 2009. The gray blobs is the Pebeo Drawing Gum. So far the paints used are Diox. Purple, Ultramarine Violet, Quin. Burnt Orange, Sap Green, Cobalt Green, Fr. Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre and Permanent Alizarin Crimson.
I have been waiting on the paper to dry in the first flower instead of using a hair dryer, before painting areas next to the wet ones. This also gives me time to step back and look at what has been done.