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Cactus Flower — A Touch of O’Keeffe   3 comments

A Touch of O’Keeffe — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way –
things I had no words for.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Flower Associations   Leave a comment

Cactus Flower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Everyone has many associations with a flower — 

the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch

the flower — lean forward to smell it — maybe

touch it with your lips almost without thinking —

or give it to someone to please them. 

Still — in a way — nobody sees a flower —

really — it is so small . . .

 

So I said to myself — I’ll paint what I see —

what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and

they will be surprised into taking time to look at it —

I will make even busy New Yorkers take time

to see what I see of flowers.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Cactus Flower   2 comments

Morning Cactus FlowerCactus Flower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I feel that a real living form is the natural result
of the individual’s effort to create the living thing
out of the adventure of his spirit into the unknown —
it has where experienced something — felt something —
it has not understood — and from that experience
comes the desire to make the unknown — known —

Making the unknown — known — in terms of one’s medium
is all-absorbing — if you stop to think of the form — as form
you are lost — The artist’s form must be inevitable —
You mustn’t think you won’t succeed –“

— Georgia O’Keeffe in a letter to Sherwood Anderson, 1923

She Does Her Own Thing   4 comments

Joy Makeup-1-art-B&W-72Photo-Artistry by kenne

I want real things — live people to take hold of

— to see — and talk to —

Music that makes holes in the sky —

— Georgia O’Keeffe

 

 

Sonoran Desert Blooms   Leave a comment

hedgehog cactus-72Hedgehog Cactus and Desert Marigolds — Image by kenne

“I want real things — live people to take hold of

— to see — and talk to —

Music that makes holes in the sky –“

— Georgis O’Keeffe

 

Art — You will Know It When You See It   4 comments

Wildflowers (1 of 1)-2 blogDesert Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Tell me what you think art is — if you can

— ask a lot of people — and see if anybody knows . . .

You ask me about music — I like it better than anything

in the world — Color gives me the same thrill once in

a long long time — I can almost remember and count the times

— it is usually just the outdoors or the flowers — or a person —

sometimes a story — or something that will call a picture

to my mind — will affect me like music — 

— Georgia O’Keeffe

My Dream Butterfly   Leave a comment

two-tailed swallowtail butterfly art-Edit-blogMy Dream Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

My dream butterfly
An O’Keeffe impression
Fly on my sweetheart.

— kenne

 

Things of Poetry, Revisited   4 comments

Esperero trail to the Ridge“Things of Poetry” — Computer Art by kenne

Things of Poetry

Poppies

line the canyon trail,

brightening

each hiker’s way.

Passing greetings

share the joy

as the morning sun

intensifies

the canyon colors

brilliantly reflected

by each poppy,

the things

of O’Keeffe —

real poetry.

— kenne

Female Anna’s Hummingbird   Leave a comment

Female Anna's Hummingbird-framed blogFemale Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

One day a hummingbird flew in–
It fluttered against the window til I got it down
where I could reach it with an open umbrella– —
When I had it in my hand it was so small
I couldn’t believe I had it–but I could feel the intense life–
so intense and so tiny– …You were like the humming bird to me…
And I am rather inclined to feel that you and I know
the best part of one another without spending much time together– —
It is not that I fear the knowing– It is that I am at this moment
willing to let you be what you are to me–
it is beautiful and pure and very intensely alive.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

I Paint What I See   Leave a comment

NogalesComputer Painting by kenne

The meaning of a word

— to me — is not as exact

as the meaning of a color.

Colors and shapes

make a more definite

statement than words.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Bear Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Hiking to 7 Falls Panorama (1 of 1) blogBear Canyon Panorama — Image by kenne

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Our Association With Flowers   2 comments

Wildflowers July 2015-0018 grunge art blog Grunge Art by kenne

Everyone has many associations with a flower — 
the idea of flowers.
You put out your hand to touch 
the flower —
lean forward to smell it —
maybe 
touch it with your lips almost without thinking —
or give it to someone to please them.
Still —
in a way —
nobody sees a flower — 

really — it is so small . . .

So I said to myself —
I’ll paint what I see — 

what the flower is to me
but I’ll paint it bid and

they will be surprised into taking time to look at it —
I will make even busy New Yorkers
take time 
to see what I see in flowers.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

A Reason Not To Die   1 comment

Blooming Sabino Canyon (1 of 1 blog)

Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

“The only reason I don’t want to die is because I would never see this country again.”

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Palo Verde (1 of 1) blog

The Torch of the Desert   2 comments

Ocotillo (1 of 1) art II blogThe Torch of the Desert — Image by kenne

“We have been having perfect days of perfect quit sunshine . . .”

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Posted April 6, 2015 by kenneturner in Art, Georgia O'Keeffe, Information, Sonoran Desert

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