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Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings- Acrylic on Canvas Panels



Art Start December 2016

Art Start students learned about the life and art of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe for this lesson. Then they chose one of her paintings to copy using acrylic paint on canvas panel. Popular subject matter for Georgia O'Keeffe included flowers (painted so large that one bloom often reached the edges of the canvas), landscapes from around her adobe home in New Mexico, abstractions, bones and architecture. Students learned about mixing colors, layering and blending with acrylics. Beautiful!