I know I cannot paint a flower. I cannot paint the sun on the desert on a bright summer morning, but maybe in terms of paint color I can convey to you my experience of the flower or the experience that makes the flower of significance to me at that particular time. – Georgia O’Keeffe

After the winter chaos in northwest DC finally settled, we headed downtown to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Phillips Collection, see previous post for exhibit info. In general, I find it very inspiring to stand face to face with paintings and to see O’Keeffe in real life is a chance I won’t miss.

Though crowded, visitors got to see charcoal drawings from her early years to the more contemporary paintings she did during her last years. To no ones surprise, I lingered around the beautiful flowers and swirls – ah, to view each brushstroke she took so many years ago. Amazing.

Unfortunately, photography wasn’t allowed to capture the beauty of her art. Instead I took some photos of the other art collections permanently on display at the Phillips Collection.

Outside the Phillips Collection, stairway inside, me infront of Mark Rothko’s “Ochre and Red on Red,” Ellsworth Kelly’s “Untitled” and the Moroccan Embassy across the street.