Georgia Always Inspires
June 9, 2016
I came across this posting about a monograph of Georgia O’Keefe’s watercolors, in anticipation of a show of her work at the Tate in London. Oh! to be able to see it in London! This painting isn’t in this monograph. But it’s a favorite of mine by her, and in the same vein of her works.
What I find really compelling about these paintings, both as a painter and as a teacher, is that they are so gestural. See how the brushstrokes are simple and straight-forward strokes. Gestures. Not a lot of fussing, very minimally worked. Confident in the application of the paint. I rarely do figures in watercolor, and looking at the figure works in this make me wonder why.