In the fall of 1916, O’Keeffe had returned to full scale watercolor palette.

She painted emblematic landscapes, little naivistic pastorals and experimented with various techniques and color combinations, often in red and blue.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Evening Star, 1917

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In June of 1918 she moved to New York, invited by Alfred Stieglitz, and soon began to work in oil and – look what is happening:

O’Keeffe: Red & Orange Streak, 1919. Oil on canvas

I found I could say things with colors that I couldn’t say in any other way — things that I had no words for.

Georgia O’Keeffe


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