Zantedeschia aethiopica

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Arum lily


20 x 32cm

Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico extra white cotton rag 300gsm

Private collection

This simple and elegant lily was painted on commission as a gift from one friend to another on the occasion of the latter's wedding. One lily in juxtaposition to the other seemed an appropriate reflection of marriage, and the bride carried this variety of lily on her wedding day.

The arum has much to recommend it, with it's cool, austere simplicity and its long, long stems.