Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Rose in the Style of Georgia O'Keeffe
Rose in the Style of O'Keeffe Sold.
6x8in oil on canvas board 100.
The new Challenge from Daily Paintworks is one I will enjoy.
It is The Picasso It Challenge posted by Gloria Zucaro
The goal is to paint something in the STYLE of a painter you admire.
My "something" is naturally a rose as I have just painted a series of them
I chose the style of Georgia O'Keeffe because she became known for painting flowers. She completely changed the format of flower painting by making huge canvases filled with a close up view of flowers.
I have never painted a full frontal flower before and I found it fascinating. I refrained from making the image more sensual but I could see how she found it so...especially when she painted in monumental scale. I have wondered if she did this deliberately, knowing it would attract the attention it did.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.