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Georgia O'Keeffe Abstract Flowers

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Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia Okeeffe in Mexico
Art Style
Introduction to Okeeffe's Life and Art
Elements and Principles of Design
Georgia O'Keeffe usually used bright colors in her flower paintings and mostly used the original color of the object or shape she painted.
She used color
mixing and values to give a 3D look
to her paintings.
Elements and Principle of Design

Georgia O'Keeffe usually drew both straight and curvy lines depending on the object she drew and painted.

Georgia O'Keeffe's painted
organic shapes
because she painted things in nature. When looking at objects in nature you will observe
curves and free flowing
organic shapes rather than corners and harsh edges as seen in geometric shapes.
Elements and Principles of Design
Paintings
Blue and Green Music
1919 - 1921
Sky Above Clouds IV
1965
Realistic Vs. Abstract
Do you see the
ORGANIC
free form shapes?
Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935,
Out back of Mary's II

Radiator Building, Night, New York , 1927
1887-1986
Lived to be 98 Years old
Abstract= At first glance the subject is not always recognizable.
Abstract pictures do not have to focus on every detail on a subject
but rather a simplified and exaggerated version of the real thing.
Can you pick out both straight and curvy lines in this painting?
Value
is used to make a
2D object look 3D
?
ABSTRACT
Step 1. Choose a flower based on it's SHAPE!


Step 2. Draw one petal of your flower showing it's shape.


Step3. Draw your entire flower realistically.



Step 3. Draw 3 ABSTRACT thumbnail sketches
of your flower.


Recognizable
Not Obvious
Life Like
Unreal
Doesn't Focus on every detail
Shape
Line
Simplified
Real
Detailed
Brainstorming Steps
Step 4. Choose one sketch/ or a combination of sketches to use for your final design. and lightly sketch your design onto your canvas.
Color and
V
al
ue
+ White
+ Black
Inspired Abstract Flowers
Detail work inside flowers
Add fine detail work to make a center with emphasis.
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