Oh the beautiful flowers Georgia O’Keefe painted. Her images and some flowers from the garden inspired these gorgeous oil and chalk pastel pieces. Inspiration also came from this amazing blog.
We brainstormed what we noticed about Georgia O’Keefe’s work:
- huge, magnified flowers
- bright colours
- petals that travelled off the page
- curvy lines that gave depth to the paintings
- a feeling of movement
We drew first in pencil and then started using pastel to create our outlines.
Here are the beginning stages of our work.
Students then began to blend and layer colour.
Then we thought about our background – some students used chalk pastel to make their flowers stand out more.
Some finished (or nearly) pieces.
Come see our gallery of flowers posted outside of the classroom!
I am SO proud of my old students! These are stunning! Thank you Carrie! : ) JP