Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lapse in time

My friend and fellow artist, Jeff Littlejohn asked me just today if I was still writing my art blog and sadly I had to say that I hadn't posted anything in a while. That made me pretty sad so here I am trying to pick it back up again. To be honest I haven't really done any new drawings or paintings in a while either. I wish I didn't have to have a day job because thats when I do most of my work. Now when I get home from work its usually 9 or 10 pm and I dont want to do anything but relax hang out with my hubby.
But listen to me. I've always hatted giving excuses so I'm moving on to something else.

Alfred Stieglitz
Georgia O'Keeffe (1918)

I watched a movie about Georgia O'Keeffe the other day. It wasn't the best movie about an artist I have seen but it was still great. I was reminded in one really beautiful scene why I am pursuing art therapy. Joan Allen was really amazing and portrayed the pain that she must have felt so well. I searched and searched for that clip on the internet so I could share it here, but couldn't find it.
I have always admired O'keffe's paintings but I do more now after having watched that movie.

I had never seen her drawings before. These are some of her earliest works and are some of the most beautiful things she did in my opinion.

Abstraction White Rose, 1927

Wave, Night, 1928