Storm Cloud Lake George, 1923 by Georgia O'Keeffe

When O'Keeffe was living in New York between 1918 and 1929, she painted landscapes less frequently than when she was in Texas. Storm Cloud, Lake George is unusual in that O'Keeffe's paintings rarely address the phenomenon of weather. Here rolling clouds move across the sky to press down on the land and water, conveying a sense of closeness both characteristic of upstate New York and in direct contrast with the open landscapes of northwestern Texas.