Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Masters and Flowers

I didn't take part in last month's Masters Challenge, the terrific blog run by Michelle Burnett.

But this month I thought I would do something. Even though I'm not mad about painting flowers - (I leave that to the immensely talented artist from Texas, Nancy Medina) - there is one artist whose flower paintings I really admire.

Georgia O'Keeffe's work is always a pleasure to look at. One day
I hope I will get the opportunity to see her works in person, but until then, all I do is admire.

This is my version of her 1926 work, Black Pansy. Although this was painted more than 50 years ago, O'Keeffe only died fairly recently, thus I can admire and emulate, but this painting will be for my own space.

Hope you like what I've done to this wonderful American artis
t's work.



27 comments:

Maree said...

Hi Liz, your version of the painting does the original real justice - very well done. I found the original here : http://www.fulcrumgallery.com/Georgia-Okeeffe/Pansy-1926_25452.htm

AutumnLeaves said...

I haven't even seen the original, but this is truly gorgeous, Liz!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

It's beautiful, Liz. A well done work!

Arti said...

we all have our favourite subjects..but you did a very fine job here:)

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz, A wonderful rendition!

Carolann said...

Just beautiful rendition - I have her book to ponder over!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Very impressive Liz, florals are very difficult for me.

Marian Fortunati said...

Great job, Liz!!!

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh I love Georgia O'Keeffe - and I love your version of Black Pansy - what a good idea to make one for 'your space'. I might follow suit! Very nice to discover Nancy Medina's work too.

Art with Liz said...

Thanks so much Maree - the original is really beautiful.


Hi Autumn Leaves. Maree has given a site address - check it out, it's really worth a look.

Art with Liz said...

Thanks so much Carol. Done in the studio!!


So true Arti. And thanks for the kind words.

Art with Liz said...

Hey there Saundra. Thank you so much!


Her paintings are gorgeous Carolann - maybe we should all have a book of her work. Thanks so much.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Rhonda. The reason I liked this particular artist's flowers is that they are not like the fluffy flowers that we normally see. Those I find impossible!


Hey thanks Marian!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Cathy. Glad you found Nancy. She is wonderful for the work she does with abandoned and neglected pugs as well as her marvellous floral paintings. Thanks for the kind words on my version of Georgia O'Keeffe!

Dean H. said...

I took a look at the link to the original and I must say you have done an outstanding job, Liz!! Well done!

Judybec said...

Really Gorgeous Liz! I love the softness of this.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Dean, you are so kind! Thank you.


It was fun to do Judy. When you really like something, it seems to make it easier to do. Many thanks!

rachelsstudio.com said...

This is gorgeous Liz, very dreamy!

Carol said...

Beautiful Liz and very different for you! Must have been fun.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Rachel and Carol. Thanks so much to you both for your lovely comments!

rob ijbema said...

liz this so beautiful
the blues are varied delicate yet strong,well done!

Michelle said...

This is so magnificent Liz. I love O'Keefe too. Thanks again for joining in!

r garriott said...

A lovely rendition, Liz!

pencilportraits said...

Hi Liz, I've missed out on my blog visiting as well, I've been trying to sort out the new blog and so on, no more excuses, your comment has spurred me on to pay you a visit, what a change of pace for you, I'm never artistic enough to try flowers and this is beautiful, I think each type of subject requires it's own skills and this just shows you have them already

Art with Liz said...

Hi Rob, nice to have you back and thanks for the kind words.


I've been computerless for a week - hence no postings or replies to everyone, but am back now!

Art with Liz said...

Thanks so much Michelle. She is great isn't she!


Oh R, coming from you that is wonderful!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Karie-Ann, your change of blog did throw me for a bit, but your new address is now up and running! Thank you for the lovely comment.