Friday, July 15, 2011

Inspired by famous paintings - O'Keeffe

You might have expected something different today since I showed you in progress painting on Wednesday. But that one is not ready yet to be publicly viewed so I got this one for you instead. :)

This time I wasn't inspired by an actual painting from an artist but by a photograph of an artist Georgia O'Keeffe. I'm still calling it "inspired by a famous painting" even though "inspired by a famous photograph" would be more appropriate. :) But Uncle Google is not giving up the name of the photographer that took this photo so I can't credit it.

I made her look a little younger but I don't think she would mind, would she?

Acrylics on wood. Size 20x30 cm (8x12 in) and 2 cm thick.

Original:

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Head over to PPF to see what other artists are up to this Friday. :) Have a wonderful weekend!


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39 comments:

  1. Dear Natasha-I love your painting (and no, I don't think she would mind being younger!)...and that photo too. I was fortunate enough to visit her museum in new Mexico-amazing! Are you a big O'Keefe fan? She had a very interesting life...
    To answer your question about altering books...well, at first I was hesitant to "ruin" a book but...the books I get are really old and it's nice to be able to take something that would probably end up in the garbage and turn it into a functional piece of art. I also have old dictionaries and use the pages as collage.

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  2. Love the pic of your (messy) desk...we can all relate!!!It seesm like there is never enough room for art goodies and books and...

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  3. Love how your painting has turned out! Great piece. Happy PPF, Valerie

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  4. So beautiful, love the very straight geometric shapes of her scarf and the skull, combined with the softness of her face...
    Stunning work!

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  5. Wonderful interpretation of one of my favourite artist. Well Done!

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  6. Lovely painting, I am also inspired by her.

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  7. I think Georgia would approve. Not only approve but support you in your work. She lived a long hard life and I think she would not mind your depiction of the younger version of her. It looks like you had some fun.

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  8. I really like the simplicity and starkness of this piece! GREAT rendition Natasha May...I bet Georgia would be very pleased.

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  9. New participant from Paint Party Friday ~ love your work ~ so creative ~ Hope you will visit and follow me I have 2 blogs ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ enjoy the weekend ^_^

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  10. What a wonderful painting of Georgia! Love it. It's hard to imagine her young and innocent, she seems like she must have always known exactly what she was meant to do with her life and her talent.

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  11. Hi Natasha,

    She is beautiful! I really love your interpretation. I love Georgia and you've done an exceptional job in capturing her youth and innocence.

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Evelyn

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  12. Great interpretation, Natasha! I like that you made her younger. :)

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  13. wow, she would love it!!! I have been to her museum in New Mexico....you did her proud. and oh heavens,,you have some beautiful cats....meow....

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  14. Hi Natasha! I love how you interpreted the photo...Thanks for your comments last week.

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  15. nice work Natasha, I'm sure she'd be happy you made her younger!

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  16. Terrific work Natasha and love your interpretation. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  17. I LOVE O'Keeffe- she is one of my all time favorites! And I really like the way you depicted her here- lovely work!
    Happy PPF!
    Stephanie

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  18. Your interpretation is GREAT! HAPPY PPF!

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  19. How lovely! Another gem from you. I'm sure she'd be very chuffed with this interpretation. The skull likes it too!!
    I always enjoy my visits here - you have such a unique and special style.

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  20. So perfect....I love looking at the inspiration photos with your paintings. Fantastic! Happy PPF!

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  21. I am loving your interpretation Natasha. It's wonderful. Happy PPF!

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  22. Ha! I was totally thinking I was going to be seeing the girl with the pearl earring! I love your Georgia O'Keefe interpretation - this series you are doing is absolutely fabulous! I can't wait to see your finished Vermeer too!

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. I love your rendition! She has so much personality with that scarf and hat! I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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  24. I really love your painting! Could the photographer be Ansel Adams, or would that have been the wrong time period? I really love learning from the greats! Your painting is very lovely.

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  25. How fun is this!!! Great job, I love it!! I even found some humor in it! Really fun interpretation!! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  26. Wonderful work! Beaqutiful!

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  27. Fabulous version of the artist, Natasha May! You did a wonderful and charming portrait! Charming!

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  28. Wonderful inspiration and love your interpretation! AWESOME! POP ART MINIS

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  29. Great interpretation! So clever! Kim

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  30. WOW...how pretty I love it and love the photograph too...thanks for your comment and that info on notifications of my comment...I did go and check and I did have to enter my email...so hopefully won't have that problem no more...take care.

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  31. This is lovely. I can imagine an animated story of O'Keefe's life done with your illustrations.

    Happy PPF!

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  32. I've always wanted to visit her museum. Maybe some of her mojo would rub off on me. :) Love the treatment of the skull. Happy PPF!

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  33. Absolutely lovely, Natasha! You made her your own. :)

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  34. hello,
    your painting is a wonderful take on this photograph and such a powerful photograph it is. I feel as though I can feel the spirit of her!

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  35. What a brilliant version you created...I love the eyes especially. There is something captivating in them...it's always such a pleasure to come by here

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  36. Oh this came out lovely! I'm very impressed!!!!!

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  37. This was great, you should check out my blog.

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  38. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

    Georgia O Keeffe Paintings

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