The romantic language of the flower: The Iris. Time often covers what once was tradition and common knowledge. Ancient wisdoms, now lie forgotten. But, what hidden meanings could the lovely Iris reveal………?
The Iris – A Beautiful Flower
Sharing and Friendship
- In ancient Greece, apparently the goddess Iris was the link between earth and heaven. She served to guide those on their journey from earth to heaven.
- The ultimate act of Friendship, sharing and consideration! I have always thought of the Iris, as a friendship flower.
- And I’ve thought it was a warm act of giving and sharing, to gift someone irises.
The Iris’s 3 upright petals symbolise
Faith, Valor and Wisdom.
France is well known for its royal shields and coats of armor featuring the fleur -de- lis….aka the Iris.
Digital Painting Journey
My Journey with the iris began with running to the store to grab some flowers for my Funky Flowers art class.
Finding irises on special, I was happy to make the purchase. After class, I wanted to double my value from them by taking reference photos in various lights. Plus, I needed some tripod practice.
Photo #1 is the original shot, untouched by the processing filters, special effects, etc.
The other subsequent images below are the same photo.
But, have been ‘painted on’ ‘drawn on’ with Filters and Special Effects used – with merry abandon!
The Editing Programs I used were:
Iphoto, Preview, Filters for Photos and Affinity Photos. I ran the images back and forth between the lot.
In the spirit of The Iris – I really do think it is wonderful to “Pay It Forward” to be generous, and to share these kinds of information.
Because, How will you know, ……. unless someone tells you?!
I decided to keep these images predominantly or nearly monochromatic.
Thinking it would help with design issues to not get to bogged down with lots of lovely Color, on top of everything else.
This can happen. To me.
Experimental Digital Process
Many of you excel at the digital painting and processing aspects. I really admire that skill. And the many hours it took to practice to learn the techniques.
With the experimenting, comes eventual skill improvement. As with any thing.
I look at mine, I look at yours. …..and wish.
Faith, Valor, Wisdom
Why am I telling you all this?
To let you know that even after years of practicing art, even when I know better…. I still do the same things everyone else is tempted to do too.
However, I have a benefit. I have an advantage. After all these years, I know the drill. I’ve been down this road, and know I will get better. In time.
- I have Faith that I will get better.
- I am encouraged (Valor) that this is so.
- I won’t be so foolish as to say I am Wise and have Wisdom, but I will say I try to walk the wiser pathways so I will bet better.
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I hope you enjoyed this digital foray into The Iris: Faith, Valor and Wisdom!