Wednesday 25 August 2010

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe a woman artist par excellence created the most amazing paintings of flowers especially poppies ... I love poppies, lost of them are growing in my garden. And I never remove the seedheads so that they spread quite freely ... Based on her art the new Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge is: red and black ... I love this colour combination but it was still a difficult challenge for me. I decided to make a card with a more modern look and feel ... something which really got me out of my comfortzone (lol)
The back and front of the card is acetate which is folded. The front part is adorned with poppy images, photos taken in my garden and then printed onto photo paper. As soon as I had attached them to the acetate I knew I am in trouble ... of course, you see the foam pads and white back of the images through the acetate! Could I not have thought about this beforehand?
I repeated the little photo squares on the inside of the acetate ... whilst the image on the main card inside is a portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman mounted on black card. The text is one of Georgia's quotes ... and I found this is so true
For the back of the card I layered white and grey slightly textured card. The poppy image is part of the digital poppy stamp from Sweet'n Sassy which I coloured with Copics.
This is my last piece as August Visiting Artist for Gingersnap Creations ... I loved every minute of it, thank you so much for giving me the chance!
This card was a real challenge for me because of the not so usual style ... but using the colours black and red, my favourites, and having the inspiration from Georgia's paintings made it also great fun. Have a look at all the other wonderful art from the Gingersnap Creations team and Linda. The creations are truly amazing and inspirational. Petra.


Jan said...

What an absoloutely fabulous and stunning piece Petra. To start with, the colours are electrifying and the images and photo of Georgia are just amazing. I studied her work years ago and agree with you that she was and is an artist to be held in high esteem

Milliesmarvels said...

This is an amazing card Petra, I love it a lot.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is exquisite, Petra...I wanted to see the movie about her but I wasn't able to catch it on cable...I think her life was very interesting too and I saw her work in a museum in Washington D.C. I love how you used her image in your art...This is a beautiful piece.

Netty said...

This is a gorgeous piece of crafting Petra, love it, great use of acetate so very effective. You have contributed some amazing creations over at Gingersnaps, you will be missed am sure. Annette x

Art Chick said...

This is just beautiful, Petra! Well done. I've always loved Georgia!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This turned out brilliantly!

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous card, and thanks for letting us know about your mistakes - I make them all the time, lol. xx

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous card! Very inspirational!
Alison x

Milliesmarvels said...

Hi Petra,
There is an award for you on my blog

~*~Patty S said...

I have some catching up to do dear Petra, you've been busy.

I am a big fan of G O'Keefe, your card is brilliant capturing her essence so beautifully!


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