Even though Mother Nature has other plans, spring is finally here. No, really! i promise it's here. If you don't believe me come into the Element of Art Studio/Gallery and let the art change your mind.
Jen Donley, the community art teacher is having a Georgia O'Keeffe workshop. She is going to be working with the artists of Element of Art that have been practicing their painting skills. "It is an acrylic on canvas, which is inspired by O'Keeffes enlarged floral" says Jen of the workshop.
Georgia O'Keeffe was born November 15, 1887 in Wisconsin. She was a 20th century painter who is best known for her paintings of landscapes, animal bones and flowers. Her work is abstract by enlarging objects and her use of shading and color. "I decided that if i could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."- Georgia O'Keeffe. She passed away March 6, 1986 at the age of 98.
The artists of the gallery will be using the technique of enlarging flowers in their own works. The inspiration comes from the floral photographs that already exist within the gallery. These re-imagined painting will brighten up the gallery during the not-so-spring weather. The photographs have inviting and bright colors. There are different kinds of flowers pictured and each brings a sense of spring to life. This will be an ongoing workshop for spring.
"i found i could say things with color and shapes that i couldn't say any other way-things i had no words for"- Georgia O'Keeffe
Don't forget that next Friday is the First Friday event for April! We will have catering from City Garden Cafe! Stop in for delicious food and incredible art.