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Georgia O'Keefe - Poppy

Good Morning,

Welcome to the blog after a 2-week break.

I've written a blog about one of my favourite Georgia O'Keefe's paintings - Red Poppy.

I've posted the original and my inspired paintings.

My workshop on Saturday 6th November is, 'Painting a Poppy in the Style of Georgia O'Keefe'.

There are still spaces available if you fancy a relaxing day painting a beautiful poppy.

Enjoy the blog, please share.

Amina & Murphy


Red Poppy is one of the most recognisable paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe. The piece contains an entire canvas filled with soft, undulating forms. They are executed in luminous reds and blacks. The painting depicts an enlarged Red Poppy painted against a pale blue and pink background.

The centre of the flower is painted in dark purple which sharply contrasts with the bright vermillion used on its petals.

She used carefully modulated tonalities. This is reminiscent of conventional watercolor paintings. This approach helps give impressions of light. It also gives impressions of ephemeral forms flowing in an undefined space.

It is also not far-fetched to suggest that the shapes used in the painting evoke natural forms. They also suggest that the leaves are seen from an extremely close-up position. She also uses tints of red, orange, white, and pink to make the flower appear three-dimensional and seem closer to the viewer.

The smooth colour graduations and attention to detail seen in this painting are proof that O'Keeffe was intensely emotional to nature. She shared her intense emotional response to nature through her great artwork like this piece.

She was frustrated by the fast pace of the world and wanted to use her enlarged flower paintings to show people the wonder of small flowers up close. Art critics also suggest that she saw flowers as a form of female sexuality. The Red Poppy was created in 1928 through oil on canvas medium using Precisionism style. It features an original size of 30 by 36 inches. The painting is currently located at the Museum of fine arts in St. Petersburg.



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