Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I love Georgia O'Keeffe

"Red Poppy" by Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe is one of my favorite artists & now she's back in the spotlight! There's an upcoming movie on Lifetime on Sept. 19, starring
Joan Allen & Jeremy Irons. You can see the trailer here.
There's also an exhibit of O'Keeffe's abstract paintings opening this month at
The Whitney Museum. More info here.

I used Georgia O'Keeffe in my lessons for many years. My favorite lesson was having third graders make big paper sculpture flowers after looking at O'Keeffe's work.

I even designed and painted a dog inspired by O'Keeffe that I called "Poppy".

Artists were selected to paint one of 30 five foot tall fiberglass "Nipper" dogs as a public art project in Moorestown, NJ. The dogs were later sold at a fund-raising auction.

There's a wonderful clip on You Tube with Georgia at a fiesty 92! Another clip showing her flower paintings here. Enjoy!


  1. Poppy is adorable.
    Ms. Okeefe's poppy is spectacular. I think Joan Allen will play her well.

  2. Love this .. and her !!!
    Oh, and the dog too ...

  3. Oh I can't wait for this movie. All I can think about lately is when can get up to my art room and paint some giant flowers!

  4. I saw the commercial for the movie just the other day!!! Can't wait to see it!!!


  5. Wonderful Blog !!! Lindo trabalho ,lindas aquarelas !!!

  6. I love Georgia O'Keefe too and LOVE the little doggie with the colorful floral outfit ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,