After spending some time at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, I have grown to have a deep love and appreciation for Georgia O'Keeffe and her work. I love the simplicity yet beautiful complexity of her paintings. I wanted to see if I could get deeper inside of her work by doing a study of one of her pieces.
For this exercise, I used oil Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, and Ivory Black oil paints. I worked on a gessoed panel board. I quickly sketched out the image using thinned down oil paint (thinned with Gamsol).
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. - Georgia O'Keeffe