Monday, July 12, 2010

Flame Calla Lily

Back to painting!

Colors and shapes of the calla lilies and their leaves have been waiting patiently as subject matter for a watercolor painting.

Not sure I like the composition, but I do like the colors! Suggestions?

Joanne Osband

Next on the drafting table..........those incredible black spider lilies.

Stay tuned!


  1. This is quite lovely!
    You're right: the colors are glorious.
    Joanne, you mentioned composition: It could be that your largest flower is in the middle of the page. Next time, plan the flowers so the larger one is just a bit off-center, and you might be happier. The two back leaves are almost the same height; allow one to dominate.
    Usually, I try not to "teach" in my comments, but since you asked, my art teacher hat jumped onto my head. :-)
    The main thing, of course, is that you're happy while painting these beauties.
    Well done ~

  2. Hi DJ,

    Thanks :)

    I appreciate your comments, dear art teacher, and think you have addressed the composition faux pas.

    Yes, it was fun to paint and has given me a boost to do more painting.