Thursday, June 16, 2011

Southwestern inspiration

I immediately thought of Georgia O’Keefe when I saw this ram skull on the side of a Scottsdale Art Gallery.  Do you think it would have inspired her to pick up a paintbrush?

16 comments:

Jimmy said...

Not sure about the paintbrush, but it looks quite.. well, quite scary. :> Thank you for maintaining the blog!

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Jarart said...

I think with that shadow on the wall, there is no question. This would have been an inspiration for sure.

Kate said...

The object, light, and shadow make a very unusual photo..great job!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Georgia O'Keefe was my instant reaction upon seeing your photo. The shadow multiplies the drama of the shape of the skull.

Regina K said...

Oh yes this would have inspired her to paint. You captured the details, shadows and eyes extremely well.

Magpie said...

With the way the shadow is falling, I would say you took this picture right about noon. It's a beautifully balanced shot. Great job, Sharon!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Makes a great image Sharon, but as Jimmy says , bit scary with those beady little eye sockets!!

Randy said...

That was my first thought. I can see her now carrying it through the desert to her home in Abiquiu. I want that one!

Andrew Etchen said...

very interesting photo. i like the horns detail and shadow.

RedPat said...

Wonderful shot - super shadow! Makes me want to paint it and I don't paint!

raskolniikov said...

nice. i want that on my bedroom wall.

Jacob said...

That is a magnificent set of horns. And yes, this is reminiscent of Ms. O'Keefe!

Jack said...

The horns and skull are perfect. I have sometimes wondered what came first, Georgia O'Keeffe or the horns. Were they common in the Southwest, so she painted them, or she painted them, so they became popular in the Southwest?

Grensboro Daily Photo said...

Very inspirational. The Cactus Garden from yesterday is great, too!

JM said...

The composition is perfect and the shadow is fantastic! Well done, Sharon!

TheChieftess said...

Love this shot!!! My husband would love these hanging on a wall at our house!