Swallow Tail Iris Garden by HouseofChabrier

Swallow Tail Iris Garden

by HouseofChabrier in Watercolor Landscapes Plus

1" X 15" Purple Iris Garden with Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies paying the flowers a visit. Painter in Watercolor on Arches Hot Press Smooth Watercolor Paper.

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  • Submitted:Mar 14th, 2013
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  • Date Created:Mar 14th, 2013
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  • CreativeOne



    Mar 15th, 2013 Reply inspire & be inspired
    • HouseofChabrier


      These Iris were blooming in my garden a few years ago, and they were so tall and beautiful! I planted a Passion Flower vine and all the butterflies eat the leaves, lay their eggs, and attach their cocoons to the plant. I always have a lot of Butterflies in my yard, and my pool man wanted to know why! The Passiflora vine, purple, red, or any of the other variations provide food, shelter, and love on the flowers. It's like a singles bar for Butterflies. There is nothing like beautiful flowers, butterflies, wood peckers (they raise their family in my King Palm trees), Owls raise their family in my pine trees in the back, My neighbors have nesting Hawks, and Coyotes raise their families in the Nature Conservancy Space. We also have foxes that come to visit, skunks, Ground squirrels that eat the dog food and the roots of my trees, Road Runners, Quail, Crows that have nested in the front yard Pine tree once, and all kinds of birds. We put out bird seed for the small birds and the Doves. I guess you can tell I like nature, plant for it, and paint it out of love. There is enough bad stuff we have to deal with in the world so I encourage and paint the beauty I see. Thank you!

      Mar 15th, 2013 Reply
  • DsyneGrafix


    Why are these winged creatures attacking me! They want to extract the life blood from me! H E L P !!!!!!!

    Mar 15th, 2013 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier


      Shhhhhhhhh....it's OK....You have just lived on an Alien outer space. industrial complex, space station for too long. You are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress disorder. These are called flowers. The pretty colorful winged creatures are called Butterflies. They sip nectar from the flowers and help pollinate the flowers so they can live on. This is called nature because it's all natural. Don't be afraid I'm glad you are back here on earth and can see the natural world. That said, try to avoid humans many of them are a little crazy, and some will just kill you for the money in your pockets. By the way the flowers smell good, and the butterflys are fun to watch....relax...you are home on Earth.

      Mar 15th, 2013 Reply
    • DsyneGrafix


      Oh! Ok, Like Cool Man! LOL

      Mar 15th, 2013 Reply
  • JurgenDoe


    gorgeous colors and great painting again ... this is beautiful

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  • Bojan1558


    wonderful work

    Mar 14th, 2013 Reply
  • Annette


    Looks just like some of the ones in our garden!

    Mar 14th, 2013 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier


      Annette, take pictures of the ones in your garden and send them to me. The yellow ones I painted I photographed in Ray and Annette's garden across the street. I buy the exotic beautiful Iris, but then the ground Squirrels or something eliminates them. It's so sad. The ones I planted from my mom's garden are coming up now, and hopefully I will have some powderblue Iris to paint. I have lots of purple ones.

      Mar 14th, 2013 Reply