Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bridal White

Bridal season is upon us. A favourite flower for bridal bouquets is the calla lily. Calla lilies are elegant and graceful, perched on top of long fleshy green stems. The trumpet-like petal has a unique appearance and texture... it feels like multiple layers of silk sewn together to create a thick, smooth surface which nature has swirled into a shapely cone.
As the white calla ages it slowly changes hue, going from white, to cream, to ochre, with darker toned creases and lines here and there. Very beautiful at all stages of life... like a bride.

(remember, you can click on the image of each painting to view a larger version)

24x12 inches oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

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