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Watercolor of Iris interrupted by Michigan weather



There's an old saying in Michigan that goes like this: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a half hour." Michigan's weather is some of the most unpredictable in the nation, changing sometimes 6 or 7 times in one day from sun to clouds to high winds to rain to hail to sun with hail, your name it, Michigan's got the full spectrum. There's another saying among Pleinair painters that goes like this: "If it's hot and sunny, we paint. If it's bitter cold, we paint. If it's cloudy, we paint, If it's windy, we paint. But if it's raining, we go inside and cry." Rain and watercolors don't mix. I started this watercolor of the Iris about 10 in the morning. By noon, I had most of the basic design laid in. I went in for lunch and when I came back out, some clouds had set in. Between a consistently barking dog, gathering clouds, some pesky spiders and a few raindrops, I decided it was safer to take the completion of the painting into the studio. I usually do more audio over my painting, but I was unable to on this one due to the barking dog. In any event, the video is interesting at high speed and I decided to re-edit the first video done at Kensington Park in a similar fashion. I hope you like the efficient package- where you can watch the creation of a complete painting in 15 minutes. Let me know what you think by posting your comments either on this page or on the youtube channel. You can view the creation of the Iris painting at: https://youtu.be/oDcG94rLIDs

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