This a painting I made for PollyK.
I always paint from the back to the front and so I started with the background. It's less important than the subject, the iris, so I'll only suggest iris foliage but will give it no detail.
I also start painting at the top, keeps my arm off the wet paint.
It started looking like a very weird blue eyed bird, but that's the beauty of acrylics, you can underlay dark colors yet lighten them as you build up to the true color.
Sunlight was streaming in when I tried to paint, lower left above; that's not always good because you can't stay true to color. I had to wait for less direct light to finish. Still looks to me like a big purple bird. Sigh.
Merry Christmas, Polly, my sweet forever friend!
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