Duo of Iris – Naomi Brotherton
Duo of Iris
Matted 27 x 20
14 x 21 Unframed
My host in New Mexico once allowed me to see his garage and storage/work room where I found an abundance of fascinating objects for still life. He must have known their worth because he wouldn’t part with any, but did let me borrow for a few hours. For this painting, I selected a color scheme and kept it working throughout the painting. It earned me a credit for my SWS Signature membership many years ago.
Framed 31 x 41
Oh, there it was… my next subject, a beautiful potted begonia plant begging to be painted. My studio partner had brought it for his class to arrange on a small table but he had left it on the floor. I liked the unusual concept of looking down on it like a map.
So I started painting on the nearest watercolor paper without much thought about the placement on the rectangle. The color was working well, so I laid another paper next to it so as to include the other objects on the floor. The long stems of the lotus pods helped establish the floor concept.
This became a diptych. The two paintings could be framed separately, each signed by the artist, and hung side by side, or framed together as shown. Together they make a unique design.