Thursday, April 3, 2014

Georgia O'Keefe Style Flowers

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This artist was not happy with her close-up rose. I'm still scratching my head:
it is the epitome of  Georgia O'Keefe's style. Gorgeous!


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You know it's spring when you start to see the O'Keefe style flower projects around the blogs. She is a favorite artist of mine and ironically, I almost went to the University of New Mexico before I decided to head south. I have done my fair share of O'Keefe flower projects: tissue paper and acrylic, watercolor, black glue line, and oil pastel and watercolor resist. But I think these straightforward chalk pastel on black pieces are my favorite to date. My students used view finders to crop photos of flowers I had collected from books and calendars. This is always a bit confusing and disconcerting at first, especially when asking the children to blow up a 6" photo to 12" X 18". But with a little guidance, they got it!

7 comments:

  1. I have been waiting to see these Mary, WOW that rose is amazing and Jenna's Blue one is stunning as well TY : )

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  2. Oh, my goodness, these are just gorgeous. I hope parents are getting their frames ready and have wall space to hang them immediately!!!!!

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  3. LOVE!! You really taught them how to grasp the concept.

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  4. They are beautiful. Do you spray fix them? It's always a conundrum for me. Spray them to get them home without smudging, but then the spray dulls the color. What do you do?

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  5. Thanks for the nice comments! Phyl, I don't spray them unless a parent asks me to. I agree, spray fixative tends to dull the colors.

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  6. So beautiful, Mary! I want to take a class at your studio!

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    1. Thanks Pat! How fun would that be!

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