Sunday, March 17, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe's Flowers

For this lesson we looked at the work of Georgia O'Keeffe. We discussed how she created large paintings of flowers, as if she wanted the viewer to see their beauty through a magnifying lens. She said: "I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty." The students looked at pictures of her work and they were amazed with the beauty of colors and lines. 

She also said: "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. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." 

We used water colors in order to create our large-scale flowers. Students were encouraged to use a variety of brushes and colors. 


  1. It is true, we need to take more time to just...LOOK....! The detail in these flowers is stunning and I bet each one shows each student's individual personality!

  2. The overpainted details make the already nice pieces stunning! :)

  3. Spring is coming in your lovely blog !!!
    Very beautiful art works !!!
    Have a nice new week !!!

  4. ¡¡Simplemente genial!!

  5. Delightfully full of love and color these flowers, delicious paintings! I like Georgia O'Keeffe. Greetings.

  6. Love the colour and the real sense of unique character each student has created within their flower : )

  7. How wonderful! Beautiful pieces of art!

  8. Hello, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary.

      It is my joy to share your wonderful work.
      And sweet message charms my heart.

      I pray for your happiness and world peace.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❃

  9. Colores vibrantes!!!! Trabajos fantasticos!!!! Me encantan!!

    Cariños y saludos a todos. Laura.

  10. a fun lesson with a beautiful message, Marlena. You are nurturing future budding artists, wonderful results!