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Georgia O’Keeffe – Adult Class Inspiration

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

– Georgia O’Keeffe

Our new adult class began with inspiration from the mother of American Modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe. She was born on November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The second of seven children she grew up on a dairy farm. Georgia received art lessons at home and her abilities were quickly recognised and encouraged by teachers.

O’Keeffe is well known for her large stylized paintings of flowers, cityscapes and the landscapes of New Mexico. She became most famous for her large, up-close paintings of flowers. She said that everyone loves flowers but few take the time to really see them.

She began her career in New York City with a series of abstract charcoal drawings. O’Keeffe mailed some of these drawings to photographer Alfred Stieglitz who immediately began promoting her work. In 1916 he offered her a one-person exhibition of her work.  The two fell in love and were married in 1924.  They lived and worked together in New York City and Lake George. Three years after Stieglitz died, Georgia O’Keeffe moved to New Mexico, whose stunning vistas and stark landscape configurations inspired her work. She died in 1986 at the age of 98 and her popularity continues to grow.

Everyone did such a great job in our class and were really fearless working with watercolours and acrylic paint.

Would you like to join us? There are three classes in this session left that will be inspired by Rex Ray, The Group of Seven, and Steve Driscoll. Email artinactiontoronto@gmail.com to learn more.

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Georgia O’Keefe – Evening Star

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
– Georgia O’Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe is a famous American painter most known for her beautiful paintings of flowers. She also painted many other subject matter including: city scapes, landscapes of the South West and abstract nature pieces. We used her Evening Star as an inspiration for our piece.

 The students did a really good job…I think the late Ms. O’Keefe would be proud.

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This last shot is just an example of the amount of paint we poured….

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