Saturday, October 9, 2010

Simply Sunday "Frida Kahlo"

Painting of Frida KahloFrida Kahlo 1907-1954
Paintings of Frida KahloThese are some progression photos to show some of the changes made to the end result *Click on image to

With working on my Dia De Los Muertos paintings and thinking of Mexico from Inspiration Avenue's Challenge. I decided to create a painting that was a tribute to Frida Kahlo
. I am so inspired by Frida Kahlo, her art & her inspiration through other artists . How despite her many medical challenges she was able to work through her pain and create such amazing works of art filled with passion and color. Out of 143 paintings 55 were self portraits. If you live or visit Las Vegas, Nevada the Barrick Museum is having an exhibit of her works Oct.29- Dec. 10,2010

Today's journal prompt* is to paint, draw or write a tribute to someone who inspires you creatively.
Who inspires your creativity? Who are your favorite artists? I would love to know~

Painting completed my life ~ Frida Kahlo

The only thing I know is I paint because I need to, and I paint what passes through my head without any other consideration.~ Frida Kahlo

Mexico Challenge

Images of painting day of the dead ofInspiration Avenue has challenges and this past weeks has been "Mexico" The two paintings on the left are partials & I just created them. The one one the right is what I created last year. Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican Holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
I have wanted to create a painting each year in honor of my mother who passed away & found this celebration is the perfect way to honor her memory~

Mixed Media Painting Day of the deadHere is more detail of the mixed media one I did

Work in progress of a painting for Day of the deadHere are some photographs of my painting in progress that isn't finished. It is larger and I can't wait to share it with you when its done.

Little Red Riding Hood Mixed Media Painting

Completed painting of Little Red Riding HoodHere is Little Red Riding Hood complete with some close ups for you to view~
Close up Collage of Little Red Riding Hood Mixed Media PaintingI really enjoyed making this painting. Playing with the layers of paint. I actually took colored pencils and wrote a lot of the store on the painting. I was going to take out the word red but or try and mute it in the painting but then in one point I was thinking it is a bold color, this is a bold fairy tale, it evokes thinking of blood without creating a blood scene & all the wolf could see was red. I don't know if I was being over analytical or just being bold. I left it in~
I don't know when I will try another fairy tale but I would like to do another try at painting an illustration of one. What fairy tale would you read today? Have you ever tried to illustrate a fairy tale? I hope your long weekend allows you time to pick up a book and get lost in it~
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. C.S. Lewis