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Spring flowers inspired by artist Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887- 1986) was an American artist who is most famous for her depiction of flowers. In 2014 her painting Jimson weed sold for $44,405,000 at auction which, at the time was the highest amount ever paid for the work of a female artist.

Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932

Georgia O'Keefe was interested in the form of flowers and the majority of her painting are close ups or simple sections of parts of a flower. Using this style as inspiration we created pictures of Spring flowers.

First we looked at real daffodils using magnifying glasses. we then looked at images of other Spring flowers online.

This short, time lapse video of a daffodil opening was also interesting to watch.

After deciding which flower to base their artwork on the kids got creating!

The only brief was that their flower had to completely fill the page.

They outlined in HB pencil first and then used a variety of mediums to add colour to their work.

It was a fun activity that would tie in well with other themes and projects for example units on parts of a flower, nature studies or the seasons in Science In could also tie in with poetry in English when done alongside William Wordsworth's poem 'I Wandered LoneLy as a Cloud' .

If you do decide to make a Georgia O'Keeffe inspired artwork we would love to see your creativity! Share it with us #artylingua


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