Finished Plant of the Fortnight: Iris

Iris, watercolour and ink (c) Ella Johnston ellasplace.co.uk

I’m really pleased with my finished plant of the fortnight illustration. I love the way the layers of watercolour have captured the deep blue and purple tones of the iris flower. I’m also happy with how the different nib weights of my felt-tip drawing pens add texture and structure to the petals, stem and leaves.

We’re attempting to grow irises in our garden this year. Regular Ella’s Place readers will know that my garden can be a be of a diva, only growing the things she likes. The garden is lovely as occasionally we agree but I wouldn’t mind her doing me a favour this spring/summer. I’ll let you know if the irises appear and if they look nice I’ll post photos.

One thought on “Finished Plant of the Fortnight: Iris

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Good luck with the iris-growing in your diva-like garden! Love this plant of the fortnight watercolour. Delicious colours and depth xx

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