Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Center of the Universe

Center of the Universe
Prints available through Fine Art America by clicking here.

This week has been full of things to finish. Finish getting the kids in school, finish setting up my studio, and finally finish the iris painting! It has been great to work on Center of the Universe since I have more time to work on detailed pieces.
I was asked a few months ago if I would be interested in showing at the American Iris Convention being held at the Empress Hotel in Victoria. Of course I said yes!
Irises are a personal favorite of mine because they remind me of my grandmother. She always had irises in her garden. My grandmother lived with my parents shortly before she passed away. The spring following her passing, my parent's garden bloomed full of irises. There must have been hundreds. My grandmother probably knew she would not live much longer. She had planted all those irises, unbeknownest to anyone, to remind us that she will always be with us even after she was gone.
Thank you Grandma for such a beautiful memory.

My Grandmother
pencil, 16x20"


Carol Blackburn said...

Love the iris with the droplets...and such a wonderful sketch, too.

Studio at the Farm said...

Leslie, your story is beautiful! And WOW so is your iris!!!

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Carol and Kathryn for your comments! I don't usually paint flowers but loved doing this one!

Prabal said...

This post touched me greatly. You grandmother looks so lovely.

And coming to the Iris, it is just awesome. Those tiny droplets of water make it so good. Love it.

Ricardo said...

Hi, I love your work, I love the colors and light that you give very good job congratulations, greetings. ah am preparing to send some pictures as promised, thanks.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Leslie, I have just featured your wonderful poured watercolors on the ARTALEE website:
I hope that you will approve of the selection of paintings that I used for the feature.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Prabal for your comments. I am looking forward to the paintings, Ricardo. And Chris, you are a dear friend. Thank you for thinking of me:)

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This Wonderful work with us
Good creations

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Skizo, thank you for your kind words:)

meera said...

I love your irises!!! Good luck with the show --I know it will be a huge success. And the story of your Grandmother is so very touching! And the sketch of her is wonderful as well.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Meera. You are so kind to comment. I admire your work so much and feel encouraged by your comments.

Ruth Andre said...

The drawing of your grandmother is just beautiful. It is a perfect tribute. I loved reading the story about her love of gardening and her iris beauties.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Ruth!

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