The Red Iris – Oil Painting

This 36″x36″ oil painting of a red iris is the largest I have painted. I enjoyed the challenge of enlarging the size and still maintaining the correct perspective. I painted this especially for a spot in our family room, which after hanging it up it came out much better than I envisioned.

IMG_3762Interesting facts about Irises:

The word Iris means rainbow. It was named after the Goddess of the rainbow because Irises come in many colors.

The Iris has been the symbol of France as far back as the 6th century AD. It became known as the “flour-de-lis” or flower of Louis, in honor of the kings of France.

The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. It’s also the national emblem of France.

Iris Flowers are associated with twenty fifth wedding anniversary. 

Meaning of the Iris:

Your friendship means so much to me, faith, hope

The flower symbolism associated with the iris is faith, wisdom, cherished friendship, hope, valor, my compliments, promos in love, wisdom.

Giving someone an Iris says “Your friendship means a lot to me.”

About Moon Ventures

Somewhere Over the Moon provides the opportunity to share my pictures of nature, my original oil paintings, and quotes that make me realize something about myself and life.
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2 Responses to The Red Iris – Oil Painting

  1. Cindy Klinge says:

    Oh my! I absolutely love this! How are you painting so many so quickly?!

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