It seemed like it would be a gray day in Salem, OR at the Schreiner's Iris Gardens. But, it was a sometimes sunny day and the flowers were in their glory. I just couldn't resist the giant Oriental poppies. Here you get an idea of my set up and how the under painting looks.
Flowers are like people, with faces and graceful gestures. The poppies have a tissue paper like texture and a slight breeze lifts the petals in a graceful dance.