The mostly white, singular petal of a calla lily is called a spathe. It lovingly wraps around the pistil, which in this species is called a spike. If you recall from past posts, I've admitted to being partial to petals that whorl, like rose and dahlia petals do. But this spathe puts a new spin on my affection for twirling petals.
|"Spathe & Spike"|
12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas
Here is number two in my series of calla lilies. I love the subtle color changes, the sweeping curves and the sudden burst of colour.