the beauty of nature

For my virtual exhibition, I chose to focus solely on one artist: Georgia O'Keeffe. I chose Georgia O'Keeffe because she is my favorite artist. I was introduced to her in the sixth grade while taking my first art class in middle school. My teacher also loved her and I could easily understand why. Throughout middle school, I took art class also in the seventh grade and advanced art in the eighth grade continuing to draw with a creativity drawn inspiration from the works of Georgia O'Keeffe. My favorite thing about her style of art is the way she takes nature and shows its simplistic beauty through hard and soft textures. This gallery is a collection of some of my favorite works by her.

Two Pink Shells uses light rose colors to compare and contrast two shells. This painting reminds me of being at the beach- one of my favorite places. I love this painting because it brings me back to when I lived in Galveston, Texas for a year.
I chose Blue Line to be apart of my collection because it is so simple yet so abstract that it speaks a thousand words. I love this painting because blue is my favorite color, and I love the way Georgia O'Keeffe uses the different blues to create such an abstract painting.
Evening Star No. VI takes simplicity to another level. Although it looks like a grade schooler painted this, it's so simple and abstract that it works. The three primary colors contribute to the painting's simplicity even further.
Mule's Skull with Pink Poinsettia is a mixture of the hard and soft textures I spoke of earlier. The hard, "less attractive" mule skull is complimented by the soft, "more attractive" pink poinsettias. The hard and the soft and breezy-like colors give the painting a light and airy feeling.
Petunia No. 2 was chosen for this gallery because of the nostalgic feeling it gives me. When I look at this painting, it brings me back to when I was a child, picking dozens of these purplish pink petunias all around my backyard and on walks with my childhood dog.
Abstraction White Rose is a beautiful piece done by Georgia O'Keeffe. I chose it for this gallery because I love the way she combines just the simple uses of light and dark to create a profound white rose.
Ram's Head, Blue Morning Glory was chosen for this gallery because It reminds me of me and my boyfriend. He is the hunter, the hard exterior, and I am the flower, the soft delicate interior.
Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico was chosen for this gallery because it is the first piece I have that is a landscape portrait. The piece also reminds me of my trip through New Mexico to Las Vegas, Nevada and brings back good memories to me.
Lastly, Cow's Skull with Calico Roses is the perfect ending to this gallery. O'Keeffe truly knows how to create something that is easy on the eyes, but also completely breathtaking. Her use of solely black and white light colors create an abstract piece that will not be forgotten.
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