Our final inspiration picture is Van Gogh's "Irises." Irises was a favorite subject of Van Gogh and he painted them in as series of paintings in late 1880s. Van Gogh was at the time influenced by Japanese woodblock prints (which he also made replicas of). These prints depict the evanescent, impermanent, fleeting beauty of the world and this is exactly what Van Gogh tries to capture in this painting. The painting transports us to the middle of an iris field. There are two dominant parts to the irises: the leaves which are depicted with tones of soft green (mint green, lime green, some kelly green, and even yellow) and the flowers (in indigo blue, lavender, cream, and yellow). The irises grow on soft, rich brown earth. Van Gogh gives us a lot of texture with tons of brushstrokes in cream, light brown,and khaki and orange. On the upper left side of the painting, we observe another patch of dark yellow flowers (sunflowers?) These have sprung up in a bed of lush, rich greenery of all shades of green.

This is the last day ladies, make it count!

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