Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Birthday Hibiscus

Bloom from my birthday hibiscus
I'm a huge fan of Georgia O'Keeffe's. When the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum opened in Santa Fe, New Mexico in July, 1997, my husband and I were there. Books about the painter and her artwork grace my library shelves with One Hundred Flowers displayed prominently on my end table. Also, I have three of her prints hanging on my walls. She has always inspired me to photograph flowers that emulate a similar composition found in her close-up flower paintings. I've made hundreds of flower pictures over the years, but my birthday hibiscus flower I photographed today is my favorite so far. I'm hoping to do a painting similar to the photo above or a post-impressionistic version similar to the one below.