Botanical Study: Iris

botanical study : iris

This lovely iris has been sitting pretty on my desk for a few days now and this morning it was majorly distracting me (in a good way) from my emails. I felt inspired to create this botanical study and I'm loving the combination of moody tones and the delicate details of the petals.

Originally, I wanted to capture the beautiful deep purple against the yellow speckles but once scanned, the colours just didn't feel natural so I set the image in black and white and I love the way the sultry grey tones really bring out the fine veins in the petals.

I think I might create a series of botanical studies and maybe produce some prints - I really think this would look so nice hung on the wall!

I hope you're all having a lovely Tuesday.