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Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, of course.

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… pink and glowing with sunlight, of course.  A long-stemmed bouquet sitting in a vase not far from my desk.  I yearned to photograph them but hesitated. The camera enables and empowers me to procrastinate wonderfully when I should be completing writing projects.  But the light grew so intense in those petals that I did rise with camera in-hand and began to snap photos.  But as you can tell from this post, it was not the petals that held my attention, it was the stems and leaves, their lines and curves and those beautiful shadows.

As I viewed the images, I could not help but see the many influences continually shaping the creative me.  From Imogen Cunningham and Georgia O’Keeffee to the many wonderful photographers and other artists whose blogs I follow on wordpress and via other venues.  Thank you for the beauty — and lessons learned — you choose to share.

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The original plums post can be found here.

 

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When I picked up the O’Keeffe book at the used bookstore recently, I was expecting to be influenced by paintings of leaves and flowers and those bones.  I was not expecting the image of The Plums (1920) to remain with me so strongly.  So far, I have only purchased 1 plum.  We’ll see what the future holds.

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The Tulip Shell

Rose Bones

To view some of  O’Keeffe’s natural and still life forms, the inspiration behind these photographs, you might begin with The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

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