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PASSION

ODE TO GEORGIA

Quote Georgia O'Keeffe
(1887—1986)
"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."

To paint like her is to understand her suggestive play between delicate shafts of light and shadow. You become one with her passion for revealing illuminations.

This semester I'm taking an oil paint class at the Academy: " PAINT LIKE THE MASTERS" and
Georgia O' Keeffe is one of the masters.
I just love her passionate art work.

Georgia O'Keeffe -one of the great modern U.S. artists- was a painter known for her unique, individualistic style.
Her work is sensual ~evoking the sense of the subject of the painting~ and somehow both realistic and abstract.

For years people have been seeing all kinds of things in O'Keeffe's flowers: they're erotic and sensual for sure!
O'Keeffe admits there is reason for her flowers and landscapes to be considered as symbols of the unconscious.

She says of her flower paintings:
"I am attempting to express what I saw in a flower which apparently others failed to see."

She is chiefly known for paintings in which she synthesized abstraction and representation in paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones and landscapes.
Her paintings present crisply contoured forms that are replete with subtle tonal transitions of varying colors.
She often transformed her subject matter into powerful abstract images.

Please enjoy more of Georgia O' Keeffe's paintings in following short movie
by clicking on:

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OIL on gallery style studio stretched canvas
with creative edge
(Med. text. cotton Duck)
Signed, dated, and inscribed on stretcher:
Passion 2008, Olga van Dijk.

Dimensions: 16"x20" Gallery style 1.5 stretchers on medium texture cotton duck (creative edge)

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Copyright Olga van Dijk 2008©
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.


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Wes Schuelke 09 Oct 2019

The colors are vibrant and the artwork is excellent.

John Cappello 18 Jul 2012

Very impressive Your work is First Rate, Amazingly Real and Brilliantly Stylish

Noah Maggio 24 Feb 2011

Real Nice--Noah

Artist Reply: Yeah, I love it too! It's hanging in my sun room and I won't sell it! Thanks for your nice comment Noah! -Love and Light, Olga

javier fernando volovich 24 Feb 2010

wow !!! love it wonderful.

Olga Paulescu 29 Jan 2010

Flawless!! I love how you combined the colors here. Love how they flow. Makes me want to fly!! I love it!