"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

A Marriage Of Macro Photography & Georgia O’Keeffe Paintings.

I have to say, that I owe it all to “Georgia O’Keeffe”.
Over the years, I have had a chance to visit various showings, have viewed and/or read many books about different artists and their styles, looked at a whole lot of work on line, and “none” has ever captured my attention like a Georgia O’Keeffe painting. Again, ….. “none”!
Oh yes, I have seen many different artists and photographers over the years that amazed me and really cranked up my taste buds, … but none like Georgia.

It was these two Georgia O’Keeffe paintings (links below) that brought about the “marriage” of my macro work and a certain G.O. style that I admire.
The blends of color, the light and dark areas, the overall flow within her paintings, … this is what I love doing. It it what I truly love to create.
Here are the two Georgia O’Keeffe images that gave me some direction, even though it took me years to figure out how I wanted to go about it.
There are many more of her paintings that have influenced me, but these two are the ones that got me started.
Georgia O’Keeffe Red Canna 1923
Georgia O’Keeffe Music – Pink and Blue II

One can study her work and see where much of her thoughts and paintings were directed at, particularly in the floral areas.
For myself, I decided that I enjoy getting in areas that usually is much closer than what you would see in the majority of her work.
So, … that marriage of my macro photography and the art of Georgia O’Keeffe was born.
I continue to go after these abstracts in macro, the blends, the colors, the light and shadows, the depth, … and hopefully, what I do speaks to you and helps you in some ways, … much in the way Georgia’s art has done for me.

Below is a image that I do not believe I have ever shown.
It is similar to another image of a “baptisia” flower that some of you have seen, but this one is a bit closer, … a bit more abstract.

© 2005 – Michael Brown
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I also ran across a site today from Robert Genn, … “The Painter’s Keys”.
There is plenty of reading to be found there, … I think something for everyone!
Also some information to be found there about “notan”, … something that Georgia O’Keeffe used, and something that I am beginning to understand a bit more myself, ….. I think!

Thanks for stopping by gang.
Everyone take care, ….. now go out and create something!

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February 25, 2008 Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , , | 15 Comments


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