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Old 02-01-2012, 08:49 AM
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Welcome to the project challenge for February.

With this month's choice of flowers, we're looking forward to Spring (and for those 'downunder', a reminder of Spring during the heat of Summer!)

Magnolias, those glorious flowers that grace spring trees!

BUT .....

The idea this month is to take one or more of the magnolia references given and interpret the subject in a way you think Georgia O'Keefe may have painted it/them.

Below are links to definitions and works and bio - they are websites with examples of her paintings.

Georgia O'Keefe - Wikipedia's biography of her.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - some of her work

Images of Georgia O'Keeffe a.d work

You may, of course, also use any other source of information about the painter!

The idea is to paint a macro version – not necessarily a large size work! ….. to focus on the flower and make it fill the space, to view a really close-up aspect and paint it as if you were the pollinator rather than the viewer!

Absolutely any medium may be used and any size (from ATC to large scale).
You may crop, enlarge, combine - treat the image as you wish .... use paint, pencil, colour, black and white, pastel, collage, clay - or any combination of mixed media - but try focus on a macro composition.

The ‘reveal’ date is 25th of the month - please, no uploading before then, we’d like to see your work uninfluenced by anyone else’s!

Join in the fun of the thread and share your thoughts and/or problems – we can discuss and suggest and help each other – just using the written word!!

The object is to have fun and enjoy the journey.


This month’s references:

Yellow Magnolia by rajalekshmyu


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Single yellow magnolia by same contributor


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White/pink magnolia by Charlie’s Mum


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Single white Florida Magnolia by Moonlake


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Pink Aussie Magnolia by JulieG


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White, pink and red magnolia by Lady Carol


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Single pink Magnolia by SquashedToad


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… and if these aren’t enough for you, you’ll find lots more here
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Re: February Plant Parade: A Forum Project

Oh! I am sooo in! I love Georgia O'Keeffe! She is one of my favorite artists!
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Re: February Plant Parade: A Forum Project

Thanks Maureen, sounds like fun and now I'm off to see Georgia O'Keefe's style
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I am so glad I joined Wetcanvas. Not only has it given me the opportunity to share my artwork, but to also learn and better my techniques. I am off to learn about Georgia Okeefe. I will see you all soon!
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Re: February Plant Parade: A Forum Project

Hi Maureen...perfect reference choices to take from for this project. She is one of my favorites too..I will it a go, thanks for hosting.

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Hi Elaine

Had a look and I don't think she is one of my favorites but will give it a try
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Re: February Plant Parade: A Forum Project

Glad you're all joining in!

G O'K once said something like ' would like everyone to be able to see flowers the way I see them, in close' - it's a misquote, but I think the sentiments are right
I think she liked the idea of being right in the middle of her subject.
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Great Project idea! I am defiantly in. She is a wonderful artist and I really admire her style.
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I definitely want to give this one a try. Right up my alley.
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I am so happy about your choice Maureen. I love and admire her style. She is one of my favorite artists.
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She and Ansel Adams were great friends. I have seen a lot of her work and once a combined exhibit with both of them. I have always loved her work. On that note I think I might give it a go. Also love Magnolias so it shouldn't hurt too much
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Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!
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Re: February Plant Parade: A Forum Project

Georgia O'Keeffe, yes!! I so love her style. Thanks for this Maureen.
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Great challenge! I really want to have a go at this one - love O'Keeffe's work.
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Oh boy! I love you all .......... thanks ladies, glad you're joining the Magnificent Magnolia Madames (and Masters if our men join us )
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