Calla Curls has been an experiment. After I painted “A Lily for Mom“, I wanted to do something different and try my hand at a more abstract project. So I took a beautiful photograph showing three white calla lilies and distorted it. My first attempts at distortion did, however, not yield the desired results: the distortion seemed overdone as it represented nothing more than some odd curvy shapes in various tones of white and yellow. I realised then that while I wished to paint something abstract that I still needed to maintain a connection to reality to stay within “my creative comfort zone”. The result is Calla Curls, an abstract version of one calla lily that I modelled by “liquifying and twirling” the photograph of three flowers of the same kind. If you look closely, you can still see them …
The love the movement in your painting !! There is a tendril at the top when I follow it with my eyes, in my head I flow into a spin on the ice as it is just the right shape to do this.⛸⛸⛸ beautiful .
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Hi Deanna: it‘s so good to hear from you! And thank you for your lovely comment! Hope to see you sometime soon again! Cheers, Sabine