Now that Spring has arrived, we are becoming obsessed with all things green and blooming. Perhaps one of the most famous painters of bold blooms is Georgia O’Keeffe, who began painting relatively simple flowers with a new oversize and close-up perspective. O’Keeffe said in the 1903’s on the subject: “I’ll paint it big, and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it. I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.” She painted her first large-scale flower painting “Petunia” in 1925 and went on to paint many others including pansies, poppies, sunflowers, roses, orchids, tulips, hollyhocks, and morning glories. Flowers as subject appeared throughout her career, and the works emphasized shape and color highlighting the small details within each flower. While many have theorized that O’Keeffe’s flowers have an erotic aspect, O’Keeffe repeatedly rejected this notion. See Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flower Prints .