Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bearded Iris

Iris come in an amazing array of colors and form, this one being "Bearded", referring to the fuzzy tongue that lolls out over its petals. These yellow-colored Bearded Iris are sometimes confused with the Yellow Flag Iris, a wet-loving invasive plant. - Nancy Boudreau

Here's a link to a Google Images page full of yellow iris. Can you tell which are "Flag" and which are "Bearded"?

This drawing was created using Prismacolor pencil on paper, a long-time favorite of mine. All the drawings of this set of sixteen, are 4.5" x 4.5", are under cream-colored mats and framed in honey-colored maple, ready to hang. Each framed piece measures 16.5" x 16.5". The series, which was completed in 1997, is for sale as a set for $3200. They are made available to you directly from the artist.

If you're interested in seeing the originals, or purchasing the series, contact me at:

Enjoy the show, not the snow!
Nancy Boudreau

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