Wedding Rose No. 1 is a 6x6" oil done from life by Shirley Fachilla
Georgia O’Keeffe said she painted individual flowers in extra, extra large sizes so viewers would really look and see the beauty of the flower.
I’m sure that was at least part of her reason. But I also think she painted super big flower portraits because she loved to demonstrate the abstract design created by those petals.
My flower is hardly supersized; it’s definitely a mini. But by making my painting an extreme close-up, my rose becomes an exercise in abstraction as well.