Thursday, November 15, 2012

Painting O'Keeffe Flowers

Butterfly and I learned about the artist, Georgia O'Keeffe, and how she painted big flowers that reach the ends of the paper/canvas.  I read an awesome idea on teaching children to draw their flowers as if they are "falling off the paper", touching all four sides of the paper to mimic a Georgia O'Keeffe painting.

 We used a Sharpie marker to draw out our large flowers, and then got out the water paints.


 Water painting plus flower painting is so relaxing because it's an easy flow.  I had to join in with Butterfly!

I love Butterfly's creativity!

She then moved on to her easel...

...and created another O'Keeffe beauty! 

End result, Butterfly added glitter glue!  Every Diva needs sparkle, must teach Georgia this! :)


  1. Love this post. I am trying to do more art this year, I have a sweetie that especially loves art. I made her an art box to use because she was always taking from her school box. That box is chock full of scraps that she "might" use to make art. So cute. She may be a little young for this project but I am pinning it for future use. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the flowers. What a great lesson.

  3. I absolutely love this art, It's so beautiful! Thank you for sharing :D

  4. These are beautiful. We need to do more with Butterflies!


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