Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe

Yesterday, we did some art inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe‘s flower paintings. Instructions came from the rather fabulous book Adventures and Activities in Abstract Art (as an aside – I thoroughly recommend this series of books for anyone interested in art with kids). The idea was to draw a rather abstracted close up of a flower, using the whole page, and then paint with watercolours. Here is Gman’s:

o'keeffe style flower - g

And Waif’s rose:

o'keeffe style flower - r

And yes, I did join in, though mine looks more like an alien than a flower 😉

o'keeffe style flower - v

How have you celebrated flowers today?

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5 thoughts on “Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe

  1. Amazing! I think that I am going to have to try this. I too often only ever use a part of a page. I am going to have to stretch myself and try to use the whole page. I love your flowers! Thanks for joining in on the flower fun this month.

    • vivjm says:

      Look forward to seeing your full-page flowers Lori! It’s certainly a different way to approach looking at flowers In the kids book we use, the author suggests imagining you are a bee or butterfly and are sitting in the flowers’ petals, seeing the flower way up close!

  2. carolbray047 says:

    Love your flowers!

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