Calla Lilies, also known as Zantedeschia, are one of Kathy's favorite flowers to paint with watercolors. The Calla Lily is made up of the tiny, tightly packed yellow flowers on the central spike, surrounded by a white flower bract. The contrast of dark green leaves and white flower bract allows Kathy to paint all of the many shades of white and the subtle parallel lines that can be seen on the bract in the sunlight. Calla Lilies also grow with very interesting curves and indentations. Georgia O'Keeffe painted Calla Lilies, and maybe some of Kathy's love for this flower is tied in with her admiration of O'Keeffe's paintings. Kathy Lewis is inspired by the Calla Lilies growing in her garden, as well as the large beds of them in Golden Gate Park, and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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Over 100 Watercolor and Oil Paintings of Flowers By Kathy Lewis