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Evening Calla....



Evening Calla
watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7"
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I drew inspiration to paint from my little grocery store calla plant once again. I think I might have over-watered it because the flowers keep flopping down. I discovered afterwards that they don't require much water. It is funny how we, responding to the urge to nurture, have a tendency to hurt houseplants by over-watering. They actually do very well outdoors in this part of the world, I hope to start a pot full of them. 


I decided to add a darker background to hopefully bring the pinks out from the flower. Even if I didn't paint it during the night, it has a nocturnal feeling.


Thank you for stopping by!


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Comments

  1. Hi Celia. Your callas will be fine outdoors where you are. We saw loads in South Africa growing wild and it was not particularly hot or wet during their spring. They do look tropical so I suppose we assume they are delicate. Lovely composition and colours. Great textures too.

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    1. That is a great tip,I imagined their climate to be colder for some odd reason. Thank you for the encouraging comment and visit!!

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  2. Bonjour Celia,
    Ton aquarelle est vraiment très belle et j'aime beaucoup les couleurs que tu as choisies, c'est tout doux...

    Bisous

    Manon

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    1. Thank you so much Manon! It is a wonderful compliment!❤

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  3. Beautiful painting! I really like they way you composed the space.

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  4. Beautiful painting
    So true about over watering.
    The pressed paper seedling pots soak up water; and when they are dry, they are very dry. Its not easy to regulate how much water to give them.

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    1. Thank you Maywyn! It is great we have the internet to help answer our questions.

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  5. Gorgeous, Celia! Love to see the colours in the detail!

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  6. You have inspired me to grow some callas in my new garden :-) This one has lovely dark colors , but I think I will choose the more classical white .

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    1. I can see it already then I will look forward to seeing your still life paintings!!

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  7. Beautiful,beautiful! You are so talented dear Celia!
    Best wishes!

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    1. You are too kind Cristina, thank you 😊

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  8. Dear Celia - funny that you just bought and painted this lovely flower. Yesterday I was shopping and almost bought one...it was a dark color though. Now I am wishing I had done so - may have to make another stop there. Such a beautiful painting friend. Hope you have a delightful day. Hugs!

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    1. You are so sweet Debbie! The dark ones are really pretty, hope you have a great weekend 😊

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  9. Pretty painting Celia, Calla's are such pretty flowers when they bloom! I like the darker background in your painting. Well done!

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  10. Lovely work Celia! I like the reflexion showing in the background. HUgs

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    1. I'm happy to hear it 😊, thank you Helen!xx

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  11. I love the colors and the angle of the flower that adds so much movement to the painting!

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Christiane!!

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  12. Great work Celia. Happy painting.

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  13. Great angle - gives the simple shape a lot of power - especially with the opposing angle of the leaf.
    I was given a beautiful calla plant in this color - They really are striking.

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    1. I really appreciate your feedback, thank you Julie!

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  14. Very magnificent flowers these callas. You have done a very good portrait of them. Lovely glaces of reds and blues in the background. And reds and yellows in the flower.

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    1. Thank you for noticing the colors, I put a lot of thought into it! Hugs Catharina!!

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  15. Of course I love all your breathtaking watercolors Celia! But I so love these beautiful flowers! I so love how you use the medium! Still out here. Need to make time to comment on your wonderful blog!
    Enjoy Spring!
    Michael

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    1. I appreciate your visits whenever you can,Michael! Really happy you like the watercolor!!

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