The Sun Runs

This is a painting of a girl sitting on a bench smelling some irises. I was going to use gold leaf on the earring but in the end I changed my mind. I like the hands as they remind me of Pre-Raphaelite paintings though it was not intentional. It just came out that way. The irises were easier than I thought though for a while I thought I'd messed them up. The hardest thing is knowing when to stop. The title is a reference to the well known Andrew Marvell poem.