Caroline started her Irus flower by wetting the area that was to be painted. The base colour is put in and when it was somewhat dry, she added colour and shadows with the tip of her brush. Once dry she can add in more details. If she wants this to bleed a little, she will paint a line along the edge with clear water. For stems. she added in the darker areas and sprayed it to let it drip. The forget knots were added at the end.