Alpha and Omega - Irises

Image Description

A mass of piercing blue irises, buds, and pods, atop their bright green stalks. This colorful flora springs from an abstracted background of autumn color.

Behind the Scenes

I painted this using a reference photo I took during one of my many painting excursions to the Eklutna wild flowers fields, not too far from my home in Wasilla, Alaska. The painting practically painted itself as I realized that the entire life cycle of the iris was represented in the image--from bud to seed. My eyes opened to the vastness of beginning and end all at the same time in the same place, from the same source. I added the light orb in the background to represent the Source of all life.

Bring this colorful contemporary painting into your home to embrace the energy, beauty and happiness of the life cycle! ~Tali