Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Lawrence Tree

By Georgia O'Keeffe, 1929. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

I love this painting, it shows a calm light one might feel sitting on a porch in the evening, enjoying the moment, taking in the night sky. I wonder how often one might get a chance to experience such a moment in this busy computer age we live in today?

"I spent several weeks up at the Lawrence ranch that summer. There was a long weathered carpenter's bench under the tall tree in front of the little old house that Lawrence had lived in there. I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree - past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree." (Georgia O'Keeffe)

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