(on Arches Watercolor paper - 140 lb)
The Calla Lily is a most beautiful flower coming in many colors - whites, rich yellows, and yes, deep burgundy! Native to South Africa where rainfall and temperatures are adequate. It's preferable habitat is in streams and ponds or on the banks. It is the national flower of the island nation of Saint Helena, where it grows widely. Much to my surprise, it has become an important symbol of Irish republicanism and nationalism since 1926 to commemorate the fallen of Easter 1916 and onwards.