Thursday, May 26, 2011

FRIDA LOVE

FRIDA LOVE

I have always been a huge fan of Frida Kahlo. She was well know for her surrealist self portraits and the love story between artist Diego Rivera. (I can never resist a good love story) I adore her.   If you ever get a chance watch the movie with Salma Hayack. Wonderful movie. 

So many of my favorite artists paint Frida portraits.

Some of my favorites are Heather Galler (Soon to buy one of my own),  LuLu Mypinkturtle ( I bought one for myself) and of coarse Danita.  Go and visit them they are some of my fav artists. Love all the colors.

I decided I would paint my own Mixed Media version of Frida.  Thank you Gloria for your inspiration!!!

Come and visit all the artists at Paint Party Friday!!!

51 comments :

Gloria said...

Hi Heather, I was just getting ready to sign off and I saw your post pop up. Wow, she is beautiful. Thanks for the mention, that was very nice of you. Lots of beautiful detail in your Frida painting, I love it. The colors are perfect for this painting. Excellent! Happy PPF!

Louise said...

It looks like her too! I never know what my portrait girls are going to end up looking like so I think it's great you can successfully produce a recognisable likeness.

craftattack said...

As a big Frida fan I can only say - Wonderful!
Hugs, Valerie

Clare said...

Hi Heather - your Frida is fabulous - i love the background you have painted. i think it is amazing that after all these years she still inspires artists. The film was wonderful - filled with hot emotion.

Teddi said...

absolutely adore it heather!

Pointy Pix said...

I have to admit that other than knowing Salma Hayek played her in a movie which I haven't seen, I don't know the first thing about Frida. However I know Gloria does a lot of paintings of her and I think i have seen her crop up more than any other artist since I've been coming along to the Paint Party Fridays! So, now I am intrigued to rent that movie and learn a bit more about her!

Great painting by the way - I do know what she looks like and you totally captured her!

NatashaMay said...

I watched the movie just last Saturday. :) I love how all these artist, you included, interpret Frida in their own style. Beautiful!

Diane Salter said...

Heather--she is exquisite!!!

carlarey said...

Your Frida is beautiful. Love it. Do you suppose Frida had any idea how huge an influence she would be on so many artists?

Sophia said...

Very, VERY nice job on Frida. Probably the best I've seen of her lately. Wow. Way to go! :)

SHERI C said...

Love your work this week. Thank you for sharing her with us. HAPPY PPF!

Roban Studio said...

Very nice Frida style. Loving the tropical elements. Happy PPF. :-)

Nelly Eisenhower said...

Oh she turned out good! I still haven't seen the movie, I need to watch that.

Jenny Stevning said...

Your painting is lovely!!

Theresa said...

I love Frida too and the movie! I would love to read more about her. I love how yours turned out. I made a Frida this year too. I don't know why it took me so long, she has always inspired me!
Happy PPF! Theresa

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Heather,
I love Frida Kahlo too! Your painting turned out lovely!
Hugs

WrightStuff said...

Heather you have captured her perfectly but in your own unique style. Great job. I'll follow those links, thanks for sharing.

Netty said...

Wow this is such a wonderful mixed media piece of art Heather. Happy PPF. Annette x

EVA said...

Absolutely beautiful and very much your unique style. Love it!! She sure does inspire people, that Frida!

Christine said...

love your version of Frida.

BahamaDawn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that painting!! your work if beautiful! Happy PPF!

Tammie said...

Heather this turned out gorgeous. I love the lightness of spirit i feel her face has. wow wow

Jenny Blair said...

What a fantastic painting...captures the amazing woman perfectly, while so easy to tell its you thats painted her..(LOVE your style!)Love the background too and the flowers around her neck . Just brilliant!:)x

Her Speak said...

I am LOVING all this Frida energy buzzing around! You've represented her beautifully--sinking into the sea of pattern. Lovely!

nanke's stuff said...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful artist! Well done!! nancy

Kristin Dudish said...

I love seeing Frida in your style... She is definitely a source of inspiration for many! This is a beautiful tribute to her :)

xo
Kristin

Sunshineshelle said...

OMG, that was a wonderful film based an an incredible artist, she is so inspiring & her art so unique, this is a fantastic tribute :)

Carola Bartz said...

It's interesting how Frida touches so many of us. Yours is beautiful - she is so young and seems to be a bit innocent and yes, soft. Very very beautiful.

Anne said...

Your portrait is just beautiful!

Kelly said...

I love the Freida piece! I also enjoyed visiting the rest of your site. Your portraits are so fun! The idea of writing out your worries is a great one too. I may have to try that!

Pam Tucker said...

Heather, your Frida piece is truly gorgeous! I just love your style. You've done a beautiful tribute.

Lisa G. - Happy Mama said...

Hi Heather! This is my first time at your blog and it definitely won't be the last! I love your work, and your warm spirit shines through in your blog.

:) Lisa

brendathour said...

Such a beautiful painting! I love all the flowers and the lady is nicely done.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Love her hair do. Cool idea to use flowers for her necklace.

Kelly said...

Congrats on winning! I know you will love taking a Julie class! I have always adored Frida...i adore your version of her too! Happy PFF!

Theresa said...

Lovely interpretation - Love all the background work too!

Louise Gale "Dream-Inspire-Create" said...

Oh my! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Happy weekend Xxx

- hey bro! - said...

Stunning work, love the flowers you added around her neck!

Kristin said...

This is just stunning! I love everything about it - and your shading is beautiful. Her background of lush florals (love the addition of the script around her) and bold colors brings it all together so well. What an inspiration! Kristin xo

peggy gatto said...

Boy, you got it!!!
Fabulous style!
I love this one and am a frida fan also!

Mary Hysong said...

beautiful piece. love the design and colors, happy PPF, yes I'm a bit late getting around to everyone!

Marlene said...

Beautiful Heather, I have seen a lot of paintings of Frida and yours is one of the best.

Annabelle said...

Very lovely work.love the colours you chose.Don't know much about her but I'm curious to explore her world now.

Annabelle

JeanFB said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!

priti.lisa said...

You'll never meet a bigger Frida fan than me. I own paintings from other artists and have painted dozens myself...and yours? One of new favorites! xo

Cameron said...

Look at all those gorgeous flowers!!! The time it must've taken to paint that! Just gorgeous :D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Heather! Happy 'very' late for PPF!
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Pamela Holderman said...

Gorgeous! I think you totally nailed her expression - at least how I think she would have been. Love that movie too... Now try Diego - hah!

Sacred Yoli said...

Such a pretty Frida! I will never get tired of painting her, studying her art and seeing Frida inspired art. She is a true icon!

Amanda Trought said...

This is lovely, she is one of my favorite artists as well!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

GREAT PIECE!!! I will have to check out the movie.
cheers, dana