Friday, August 24, 2007
Stargazer lily, 5 x 5" Oil on canvas (Click here for information on availability)
I've always loved Georgia O'Keeffe. She has been an inspiration to me artistically - her ability to see things differently, to abstract her images and in so doing give them even more interest and beauty. I admire her work ethic and what attracted her in subject matter... so much about her was, well, just interesting! What I've found by painting magnified flowers as she did is that there is so much of interest going on inside the flower. Too often, I look at it as - just a flower, but to see the intricacies is often surprising and interesting and even thought provoking. Its that way about a lot of things... often the things hidden just below the surface contain the most beauty.
I really want to see this truth and be aware of it around me - particularly in nature. Often, God has "wrapped up" small surprises for me to uncover - if I take the time to be aware, to find his gifts, to be romanced. Finding those small treasures requires a bit of intention on my part though...
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