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Painting the Purple Iris

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Step Five: Raw Color

Because the irises were so intense in color I decided to underpaint some of the petals in pure Permanent Rose. Be sure to use clear water and soften any edges that are not sharp before your wash dries.

On the upper portions of the flowers I flooded the area with clear water and used a wet-in-wet technique of Permanent Rose to create the soft blushes of color in the white areas of the flowers.