I love Georgia O’Keeffe’s art!
She paints things BIG.
It can’t fit the canvas.
Looks like abstract art.
With this week’s theme “Sketch Something You Put In A Stew”, my kids were not inspired.
“I don’t want to draw food,” my middle-schooler told me.
But my brain was tickled.
I was inspired.
I took the veggies, a chopping board and knife and sliced things in different ways. We noticed patterns of seeds, swirls, centres, colours, rings, radial lines … not just food. (Although we did start nibbling on some carrots and green beans.)
Then we looked at Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and marveled how she made macro studies of her objects. I found this fantastic Power Point presentation of her works.
We all started to sketch. My 12-year-old did a baby gem squash in soft pencils and did a marvellous sketch.
My 9-year-old and I took waterproof ink and nib pens to draw ours and painted over the sketch.
Lovely inspired art.