Saw a painting of Diego Rivera with Calla lilies for the first time in a house of a friend who had been in doctoral training with me. Her parents were missionaries for a long time in Mexico City.
There was something about his Rivera’s style that intrigued me. Later I learned more of his political paintings
and about Frieda Kahlo, his wife, also a painter.
Three Calla Lillies, Oil, 24 x 30 inch, St Germain (one of the series of 15 flower paintings)
VITAL to know -although Calla lilies are beautiful, they are poisonous to humans and several animals.
My Method: Since white is the sum of all colors, I could let my imagination go. White on canvas without any other color is quite flat, so the folds and angles one gets by putting colors on them.
Black is not easy either! If I would have used only black, it would have deadened the background.
My original plan to put a tomb stone in the background proved to be too distracting.
A Personal Note about the painting: The number of the lilies are symbolic for the 3 days -from death to resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The third day, also called Easter or Resurrection day – or whatever you may name it – is of great significance to me. That someone gave up his life for me and died in my place is the greatest gift anyone could give.
I’ll do the second egg – all by myself!
Not that I believe in the worship of the fertility idol (of Ephesus? covered with eggs) – simply because that idol
has not any power or redeeming quality – nor that Easter has anything to do with eggs. Some countries are known for their beautiful egg decorating like Faberge (although he was French, but his fancy decorations having to do with eggs caught the attention of Catherine the Great of Russia – hope am having the right royal here)
But egg decorating is always fun for kids.
For Blue Boy this was his first time, and did a great job!
From my pink basket, “A blue egg for you, Peach!”
All of this in Sacramento – here a NICE view of the Bridge in Old Town Harbor
This painted looking sky – a drive by shot, straight out of the camera
going home from San Diego was as wild as it can get:)
Ending this post with a contemplative child on Good Friday
Statue of child found in Huntington Library Gardens, Pasadena, CA
Wishing you A BEAUTIFUL EASTER and RESURRECTION DAY on Sunday!
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