Yellow Iris by my pond

My pond is full of life this time of year and these iris entice bubble bees. They are so bright and cheerful, as the sun, shines through the petals, they become golden. I’ve used gold ink in this drawing for that reason, also I had planned to add my surving goldfish, but changed my mind. There is a delicate fearthery seed head that sways in the wind, I wanted to have a go at painting this white and fluffy plant altering the colours to contrast with the yellows and greens.

© Nikki Sheppard 2018