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Colorful Callas

Colorful Callas for Mom
watercolor on paper

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! :-)


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

  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 ♡

  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


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

  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 will be treasured.

  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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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


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