I fell in love with the work of Georgia O’Keeffe as a young teenager. My mum is an avid gardener and she possessed a large print of one of O’Keeffe’s flowers. I was mesmerised by the scale at which the flower was painted. What’s more, as I studied, even a print, the subtle brushstrokes and tones of colour really struck me. I believe her work to be one of my major influences today.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Palette
Today I’ve structured this post a little differently than normal. I’ve created 3 moodboards based around some of my favourite O’Keeffe paintings and quotes.
I have always adored O’Keeffe’s palette. The hues and tones she uses within her paintings. Always quite a limited palette,but yet she achieves such depth and vibrancy within them, by using a spectrum of hues, strong light and shadow. The composition of her works have such a beautiful flow to them as well.
A Brief Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe
- Georgia O’Keeffe is a 20th century American painter best known for her flower canvases and southwestern landscapes.
- O’Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago.
- She married photographer Alfred Stieglitz in 1924. It was Stieglitz who gave O’Keefe her first show in 1916.
- She went on to receive numerous awards and accolades throughout her career including a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. The first retrospective at MOMA for a woman artist.
- Georgia O’Keeffe died in 1986 but continues to inspire.
I recommend any colour lover, aspiring artist, designer, look at the work of O’Keeffe. There’s so much to see, study and learn from her artwork.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Friday Love and it has inspired you for the weekend ahead!