Monday, February 8, 2010

Curvy Calla

One of my favorite flowers is the calla lilly. I love the way the petals delicately overlap at the base and then ever so gently flare into a gorgeous elongated bell that ends in a point, curling back under as the flower matures. How can a flower that is essentially a single petal be shaped into so many different configurations? Add in the variety in color and size, and you have endless possibilities. The simplicity of the flower's architecture also provides more of a painting challenge. There is nowhere to hide by tucking in an extra petal here or there.

I found a darling tiny pot of rosy callas at the market the other day. They came home to be inspiration for a new piece of art. This certainly won't be the last of the callas, though. They are still talking to me!
This is the next watercolor batik class I am teaching. Class if Feb 27. Let me know if you are interested!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!
Your calla lily batik is just amazing...
Have a great week