I had seen some of Georgia Okeeffe’s paintings and knew I wanted to do an artist study on her, but once I saw that she was actually born near Sun Prairie Wisconsin (!) I couldn’t wait to do a study on her!! Personally, I love her style of paintings, and think that they are absolutely stunning.
Facts About Okeeffe:
* Most known for her oversized flower paintings
* She lived to be 98 years old, having lived in Wisconsin, New York, and making her permanent home in New Mexico.
Paintings we Studied
Puzzle from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Artist Recreation and Flower Painting
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way— things that I had no words for.”
“Nobody sees a flower, really, it’s so small. We haven’t time – and to see takes time…. So I said to myself: I’ll paint what I see – what the flower is to me – but I’ll paint it big…. I’ll make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”
My Name is Georgia by Jeanette Winter
Georgia Okeefe (Getting to know the World’s Greatest Artist) by Mike Venezia