I think a pilgrimage to Abique is in order.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Work In Progress: The Winter Road
I have been reading books about Georgia O'Keeffe lately. I had a fascination with her work and life way back when I was getting my undergraduate degree in fine arts, and lately, for some reason, I have returned to her story. Nearly forty years have passed since I last thought seriously about her work, and I find that there is a richness there that--though I loved her work even then--I didn't see before. The books I've been reading--a wonderful, comprehensive, and scholarly biography by Roxana Robinson, and books on O'Keeffe's houses and clothing--have given me much to think about. I'm still processing it, and don't know where it is leading, so there is no point in talking about it just yet. But I have also been using this time to work on a painting of Hesperaloe parviflora (Red Yucca) in which I pay homage to one of her later paintings, "The Winter Road." Accordingly, that is what I have named this painting.