Artworks and Photos of Dark Purple Calla Lilies

The Calla Lilies blooming on my deck inspired me with their white speckled leaves and deep purple, almost black flowers.

Close-up of the spotted leaves of a burgundy calla lily in the photo app StackablesLast year I did some watercolours of these Calla Lilies in bloom; it was the first time in about 25 years that I’d worked in watercolour and I had a lot to relearn about the process!Watercolour of a burgundy calla lily in bloomWatercolour of a burgundy calla lily in bloomThe paintings were okay but I fell totally in love with the abstract quality of the photos, especially after they had been run through the photo app Stackables formula ‘Cracked Sepia’. Calla Lily run through the photo app Stackables formula Cracked SepiaBurgundy Calla Lily run through the photo app Stackables using the formula Cracked SepiaThere was often burgundy crayon-like markings on the bottom of the leaves.  Burgundy Calla Lily run through the photo app Stackables using the formula Cracked SepiaInitially, during my COVID shelter-in-place (starting March 18th), I was listless and uninspired. Then I finally dislodged myself from my couch and set up a COVID project space for messy watercolour painting – the primary concern being a painter’s tarp under the table that would hopefully protect the oatmeal-coloured carpet. Hopefully I would be able to use watercolours and smaller sizes of paper than I was used to.May 3rd, 2020. Setting up a COVID project space for messy watercolour painting (painter's tarp under the table hopefully protecting the oatmeal-coloured carpet), scanning (starting with Spanish-speaking countries to supplement the Spanish courses I'm workI tried using wax crayons to capture some of the markings but I wasn’t thrilled with the effect. The painting isn’t anything that would send me off on an inspired painting spree once I get back to my studio. Watercolour painting in a sketch book of purple Calla liliesSo my first COVID effort needs a lot more work and observation to turn it into something interesting. But at least it was a start! I’ve added two September shots of the lily, when it formed seeds inside the spathe.Photographing it with backlighting turned it a much lighter burgundy colour. A burgundy Calla Lily going to seed in September

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