Friday, June 7, 2013


    Flowers are beautiful, this is nothing new. To we humans they mean so much more. Men use them to woo women. Women use them to beautify themselves. Children give them to their mothers as a sign of love. Flowers are used in every ceremony and milestone of human life. They are present at birth, death and everything in between. Always a symbol of caring, love and affection. They are coveted not only for their visual splender, but also for their fragrant aroma. Flowers are truly a gift from God for us to enjoy. It is no wonder I (like so many before me) have been drawn to paint them. They may not be a new subject, but a flower never loses its' appeal.

-Orchid-oil on canvas-16x20"-

Featured Artist of the Week
Georgia O'Keeffe

       The natural and obvious choice for this weeks artist. The mere mention of Georgia O'Keeffe and the mind is filled with beautiful images of enormous blooms. Her magnified floral paintings rocked the art world in the 1920s. Their large scale and strong colors gave flowers strength, power, and importance. Attributes we do not commonly attribute with flora. Of course flowers were only one of her monumental subjects, but my favorite.

Poppy 2 by Georgia O'Keeffe

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