Monday, January 3, 2011

day one hundred twenty-five

OOPS! i didn't blog last night! i'm not sure how i forgot but i blame it on my absent-mindedness. to my faithful followers, i sincerely apologize...

my older sister & her husband gave me this beautiful book of Georgia O'Keeffe's flowers. it's massive, so the photos are large and simply breathtaking. Georgia is one of the most influential painters in my life... her style, subject matter, and life are all so interesting. without going into much detail, i had to study & emulate one of her paintings in a college art class. i researched, studied, and even read a short biography on her. one fun fact? before she made it big, she was a teacher.  one takeaway from her life? fall in love with a NY gallery owner/photographer, and you'll reach stardom more quickly. ;)

well... i thought i would paint my own flowers. i feel a little fake, though- not because i'm copying her, but because i didn't have real flowers so i used stock photos. also, this painting is really tiny. i found some sample watercolor paper squares at the art store, so i picked them up to try 'em out. that way, i can test and see which ones i like best!  another thing- this painting was much more difficult than i had imagined.

3.5x4.5 watercolor

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