Saturday, March 7, 2015

MMP Series #9 - O'Keeffe's Floral

6x6 acrylic on stretched canvas
image wraps on 1-1/2 inch sides

The next artist in my MMP series is Georgia O'Keefe. You can read more about the artist here

Fascinating artist, be sure to read up on her. She painted a varied list of subjects, but most know of her work through her florals. It is what I am most familiar with - hence, I chose this to paint. Of all the artists I've done so far, this artists work is the most difficult I have found to do in acrylics. Her works have a tremendous amount of smooth blending, which with acrylics can be tough to achieve (they dry so fast). I'm wondering if I should try this one again - only with my Golden acrylics.I haven't tried these paints yet - plan to - but never seem to break them out. I've been hesitant to try them because I fear I will be disappointed. I miss my oils. (may have to remedy that also, one of these days)

Because of the reds in this - it would not photograph well for me. My camera has troubles with reds - they are either too vibrant, or too flat (or a bit of both)

All of these paintings in my MMP series has been a challenge and a chance to learn. Because of all the different styles, it gives me a chance to try different things. It's almost like taking workshop classes from the masters! I'm grateful for the opportunity!


CrimsonLeaves said...

Much bolder than I find O'Keefe works but then she isn't one of my favorite artists and you are, Nancie. I think this is beautiful!!

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

I like this painting for it's strength and bold colors. Georgia O'Keeffe would have approved.


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