Georgia O'Keeffe Quotes
I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew to strip away what I had been taught.
It is easier for me to paint it than to write about it and I would so much rather people would look at it than read about it.
I have picked flowers where I found them, I have picked up sea shells and rocks and pieces of wood where there were sea shells and rocks and pieces of wood that I liked. When I found the beautiful white bones on the desert, I picked them up and took them home too. I have used these things to say what is to me the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.
It's my mountain (The Pedernal).
Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe Painting in Her Car, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1937, Gelatin Silver print, 8 5/16 x 12 1/8 inches, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona: Ansel Adams Archive, ©The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
I had a Model A Ford. It was the easiest car I ever had to work in. The windows were high so ther was plenty of light. I could take out the right-hand front seat, unbolt the driver's seat, turn it around and sit there to paint with a canvas on the back seat.