Painting the Heart of a Flower

by Lyn Farrelly in Welcome

 Georgia O’Keefe and her way of looking at shapes and subtle variations in colors in flowers has been an inspiration for The Garden Paintings. Many of her paintings appear to be looking into the heart of the flower to see its essence, its soul. When I paint the flowers in my garden I am focused on really seeing the flower, the shapes, the changes in value and hue. A pink or red flower contains every color in the light spectrum if you look close enough.