It's summertime, and the perfect time of year to learn a little bit about Georgia O'Keeffe.
Georgia O'Keeffe was famous for many things, but most people remember her paintings of flowers. When presenting this project to my kids, I asked them to imagine that they were bumble bees, and they had landed inside a flower. If you were that tiny, and walking around inside of a great big flower, what would it look like to you? Paint the flower from that perspective!
This is a perfect project to be done outside in the yard, just set up an easel, or a piece of watercolor paper (with a hard backing) on the grass. If you have a magnifying glass handy, it can be fun to really study the flowers up close while painting.
Some Georgia O'Keeffe Fun Facts
- She loved painting from a very early age, and decided to be an artist when she was 10.
- She had 6 brothers and sisters.
- She grew up on a dairy farm.
- She lived in New York and Chicago, but was most inspired by the New Mexico landscape.
- She continued making art throughout her life, taking up pottery in her 90's when she could no longer see well enough to paint.
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