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Colorful Callas










Colorful Callas for Mom
watercolor on paper
NFS

I was asked by VIDA to design a scarf with my mother in mind. I prepared a design to be printed on a square silk scarf. My mother loves balance and colors. She is also aware of color undertones which bring out the undertones in one’s skin, as when picking out a lipstick or blush (I highly recommend going with her when you need one!).  She is particularly fond of a shade of greenish teal, I wished to include it in my design. She has even introduced it in her interior design, walls, chairs, etc . Callas are her favorite (you might recall I painted callas for her here). I purchased a plant to have inspiration but mostly painted from impressions, keeping my mother in mind. This is the result, a scarf is already making its way to my mother's home.


my work in progress

I used a lot of  Ultramarine Turquoise, Green Gold, and Opera Pink from the Daniel Smith line. I added colors from my usual  palette to bring in more contrast and build up the values.


:-) Springtime! :-)








Comments

  1. So beautiful Celia and such a sweet gift and tribute to your mother!
    Happy Easter.

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  2. Bonjour ma chère Célia, J'imagine la fierté de ta maman en portant ce magnifique foulard !
    Les couleurs sont tellement vivifiantes, j'aime beaucoup ! je vais l'accompagner pour l'achat de mon prochain maquillage !! sourire...

    Je te souhaite une très joyeux week-end pascal et t'embrasse affectueusement,
    Gros bisous ♡

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  3. Bonjour Celia,
    C'est vraiment de toute beauté, les couleurs pastels apportent beaucoup de douceur, ta maman va l'adorer j'en suis certaine ♡

    Gros bisous

    Manon

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  4. Really love the colours and blends Celia. Great tribute to your mum. Enjoy the long weekend.

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  5. This truly captures the beautiful shape and all those wonderful colors reflected into the white that the Calla Lily enjoys.
    Your mother will adore her scarf...it will be treasured.

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  6. Wow this is really beautiful Celia, there is almost an abstract feeling to it and the colors are gorgeous ! Wishing you a lovely Easter. xx

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  7. A beautiful design, Celia! Perfect for your scarf line!

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  8. Celia just beautiful and so soft. I know your mom is going to love this scarf. Hugs!

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  9. That is gorgeous! Your mom must be so pleased.

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  10. I love the pastel colors in this beautiful watercolor Celia! Your mom will love it...

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  11. Hi Celia, sorry I haven't visited your blog for so long! Your mum will be absolutely thrilled with her scarf - I love how you put so much thought into the colours and subject matter for her. So beautifully done. Love your previous works too - I was particularly smitten with your Mediterranean pine trees - absolutely beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful and I love your use of Opera Pink. I am going to have to try that.

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