Georgia O'Keeffe was a master of many things, all of which combined to make her a legend in her own time and beyond. She was a master of the simple (or simplifying), of recognising and capturing beauty, of emphasis, of notan...
I've had a few rounds with flowers this month, but not to great effect. So, I decided to try and move some of her ideas over into my more usual arena - portraits. I knew exactly the expression I wanted to capture. I wanted to convey the pure wonder and joy that my sons have about all that is around them. There is a photo of one of my sons, his head knocked back, with exactly that sort of expression on his face.
And thus above you have my attempt to capture a simple beauty of joy and wonder in an O'Keeffe upclose sort of way. Do you think I captured it?
I have thoughts of working this in colored pencils, as a sort of color theory lesson. We'll see.