Saturday, March 14, 2009

Finally Frida



I finally finished this painting, which was started two and a half years ago! It was meant to be a Day of the Dead painting. I wish I had taken a photo of what this looked like before I started. It's interesting to see how your style changes over time. This face is much smoother than what I was capable of doing back then. The background, I changed completely, thanks to new techniques I picked up in some classes. Frida is delicate and young looking, and the background is shabby, and grungy. I thought it was a nice contrast. I just put her up for sale in my Etsy shop, as I have too many originals sitting around. Maybe some Frida fan will appreciate her :-D

I had lots more to blog about, but it will have to wait. I'm in the middle of re-organizing my messy art space. It is hard to work on art when there are bits of paper, and all sorts of supplies lying around. Every mixed media artists will understand this :-D

I'm excited about some new folk art paintings I am planning. So many ideas, so little time!

I'd like to give a big thank you to the sweet Stacey, for giving me a Kreativ blogger award! Check out her blog here for a lovely treat.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

9 comments:

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

"Finally Frida" is beautiful and I love the background...the colors are yummy!

Lucy said...

Oh love this rendition of Frida--it has your style painted all over it :) I can totally relate to the lack of creativity with a messy studio. I've been trying to buy organizational boxes, carts, and crates when I'm at the store here and there--but I have a ton of canvases that I have no place to put up! I need to have some serious sales soon!!

glorv1 said...

That's a great painting and the colors are wonderful.I've been working on my studio as well. Very nice painting.

Tammy said...

Awesome Frida! You're style and technique is truly inspired.

Bev said...

I agee with the other gals, this Finally Frida is darling!! I just love how you paint faces...Awesome!!
xx
Bevie

ostrich girl said...

she is beautiful! I love that you used your new techniques and then told us about it!You are right the soft and rough contrast are great together!!!
Not that I am happy that you have to "organize" But I am happy to know that I not the only one that things get outta hand!Now you will be twice as creative! Love to you!
xoxo Sheri DeBow

Julie-ann said...

Brilliant shopping spree, Mmmmmmmmm! Which skull for me? Beautiful.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

That is the beautiful thing about creating art...it waits for us and you did an amazing job! Love the background you did...Job well done!
Cheers!

Renee said...

I am catching your buzz you sound totally happy and uplifted.

I really like the young Frida because you never see her young.

Thanks doll.

xoxoxo