"Black Iris" by Carol Thompson

Black Iris

"Tall and stately, dark and mysterious, a black iris stands alone;  towering over the smaller bud about to open.  Soon the new bud will be in that exalted place, as the black iris continues its summer cycle."

Artist comment:  "Among the array of summer beauties, the black iris stands alone.  In my Olympia, Washington garden, I planted a row of various colors.  When this velvety black bloom opened, I knew it had to be painted.  I sketched the flowers and two buds on Arches 140 # hot-pressed watercolor paper.  After washing in an abstract background, I rendered the deep black in layers, leaving the edges lighter.  Finally I painted the leaves and stems."


Original Watercolor Painting

"Black Iris" is a watercolor painting on 140# Arches watercolor Paper

Private Collection -- Olympia, Washington

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

F29-7-US 7" X 5" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
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"Black Iris" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original watercolor painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs).  Release date is November 1999.  Image size and substrates vary.  All prints are signed and numbered by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity.   Paper prints are shrink wrapped on foam board.   Canvas prints are coated with a protective spray. 

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Color of images may vary slightly from the actual artwork due to variations in monitors, so if color is a critical factor, you can order a small sample to verify color accuracy. 

*Please allow up to 2 weeks preparation time for your artwork to be shipped.  Transit time will vary depending on your location.

Some print images may be artistically cropped or extended to accommodate the size and/or shape of the artwork.

Note: Prices do not include framing and/or matting.

WARNING: Copyrighted material. All rights reserved. Artwork may not be duplicated in any way without the expressed written consent of the artist. Any reproduction for any purpose is a violation of United States copyright laws.

©2012 Carol Thompson