Monday, July 11, 2011

White calla lily

Another flower but this time calla lily.  My cobalt blue background could hardly be seen. I also thought that dark shadows under the flowers could have been better. This is a small piece of 16x24 cm.
I stopped working with my large piece because I don't know how to go further with it. Maybe in a few weeks time I will check it again and see what I can do with it. 


  1. De lelies zijn prachtig, Cora! Erg mooi hoe ze naar voren komen tegen de groene bladeren op de achtergrond! En soms moet je een tijdje afstand nemen van een schilderij om te weten hoe je verder moet, komt vanzelf! Groetjes, Judy.

  2. Cora, this has such a fresh, pure look!

  3. Your lilies are very eye-catching! Great job :) xx

  4. Hallo Judy, dankje. Fijne vakantie dagen.

    Hi Christiane, thank you for dropping by, and for your inspiring comments :-).

    Pat, hello. Thank you as usual for your nice comments. I thought I have to forget for a while my favorite flower (rose), so I did this, a bit easier to sketch.

  5. I think you've done wonderfully with these lilies! Calla's are my favorite. :) I like the green's against the white, it sets it off very nicely.

  6. Hello Crystal, thank you very much for your wonderful comments, and for your visit. And for following my blog. You have a very nice blog. Will visit it again soon.

  7. Hi Cora!

    Thank you for your kind note -- I LOVE your watercolors ...!

    I couldn't find a way to contact you so I hope you don't mind if I answer your question here --

    The watercolor I did is partly based on Virgil's class and partly based on influences by Ann Blockley and Jean Haines ...

    I hope this helps!


  8. Thank you Lin for your response. I'm familiar with Jean Haines' approach but not with Ann Blockley's. I'll visit her site/blog. And of course I'll be a frequent visitor of your blog.


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