January 8, 2013

Digit-al Dozen x 31DC: Georgia O'Keeffe Purple Petunias

In my high school art class we did a cool art project inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe; we all got silk flowers and painted blown-up details of them (mine was a really pretty purple, yellow, and white orchid if you were curious). O'Keeffe was famous for her large-format  paintings of blossoms as if seen through a magnifying lens, and eventually paintings of subjects found in New Mexico. Most well known for her paintings, she also dabbled in pencil, charcoal, watercolors, and clay! Today I've recreated her Purple Petunias painting from 1925 on my nails.

My base color is 3 coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, a white cream with a touch of grey. I freehanded all of the flowers with Orly Wild Wisteria and China Glaze Grape Pop (and mixed them with white, and blue, etc.) I did not topcoat these after painting the flowers because I love the texture  my brushstrokes left. Sorry for the pic overload, but I was super proud of these ones! Here's one last one, a Pinterest-worthy collage with my inspiration art.

Don't forget to check out the other Digit-al Dozen ladies below.

And the other purple nail art from the relaxed 31DC below!

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


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