Nympheas

Water Lily by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1921, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

I saw this lovely pastel drawing by Georgia O'Keeffe today and had to feature it. It is different from her larger, closer, interpretations of flowers, but no less striking. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and features not only her work, but that of many of her contemporaries.

Setting the Scene


Dancers in the Wings by Edgar Degas, c. 1878, Norton Simon Foundation, Pasadena, CA.



Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper by Edgar Degas, 1873, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Charcoal sketch which Degas used in a painting which is why he has added the grid lines to the drawing. He is well known for his superior ability to draw and to fade into the background so that he could capture a scene without influencing what was happening.