“So I said to myself-I'll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it... "-Georgia O'Keeffe
We began our study of the artist, Georgia O'Keeffe today by looking at her flower paintings. In particular we examined her painting Blue Morning Glories and noticed the fact that she painted flowers really close-up and cropped the so that not all of the flower is in the painting. This encourages the viewer to look at the shapes, contours and the blending of colors that exists in nature
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else."-Georgia O’Keeffe
Step 1: Draw a flower on black paper using white glue instead of a pencil or marker. Leave 24 hours to dry. When dry this leaves the clear glue lines, which show the black paper through it, and become black lines. This outlines the flower in nice, shiny black lines.
Step 2: Color in the spaces with colored chalk, Gel FX Crayons or chalk pastels. We used colored chalk and chalk pastels.
|by Katie, age 16|
|by Sam, age 10|
|by James, age 7|
|by Alex, age 14|
|by Quentin, age 4|
Other O'Keefe inspired art here.