Patrice’s drawing challenge: Frida
It’s no secret that round here we’re in love with Frida.
From our handmade pencil cases, to the portraits we bought in Mexico, Frida is all around us at home, and who can blame us. We greatly admire her indomitable spirit and her artistic honesty.
With Kerstie and Ziggy visiting, (not to mention that we’re away for the weekend again), I had very little time for this drawing challenge, and so had to think of an almost immediate piece of art, and here it is:
A printed photograph of a young Frida mounted on a card stock, hand painted and tinted, with a crown of flowers, each flowers cut out of smooth card stock, painted in acrylics, and collaged around Frida.
At the moment this little piece of art is shining between garden flowers above my bedside table, but, last night, Chloe said that she might have to steal it. 😀
Do you feel a kinship with Frida? I do. Incidentally, she died on my birth date July 13th. Hmmm
Come pop over to Patrice’s this weekend for more Frida kinship.
Did you see the Frida paintings a few years ago at VAG? Seeing her work up close brought all the book images to life for me. Very clever how you’ve worked the flowers and colourful dress on to Frida. I can just see your Chloe coveting your Frida. My daughters would be doing the same. xo Carole
I feel a kinship with Frida too — a woman and an artist far ahead of her time.
You are so clever! I just love this ..
yes Veronica, no better way to crown her than with exotic flowers, colorful woman she was,i love the contrast with the B/W photo, a lovely photo too by the way, have a great weekend, xx
i think i have used a similar image
of the young FRIDA!
i knew you like her, that you are a fan
and i am glad that you have found some time to join
you made a fine painting
I love your Frida too!
I like how you managed a sensation in three dimensions between portrait and real flowers, and how was all integrated into a single image. congratulations!
this really is a wonderful piece
and so creative of you
mixing different mediums
colour vibrancy or not (i’m more for muted), i feel connected to frida. she’s so immortal. you did this in an instant? you’re a quick adapter… i’d be cutting out those flowers, like, forever… enjoy the weekend, v. n?
I am totally taken by this, dear Veronica!
the NY Botanical Gardens is featuring an exhibition of flowers themed to Frida .. i wish you were here so we could go together!
I would steal it too. Great.