Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Passion and Pain of Frida

This is my rendition of Frida Khalo. She was a strong woman who had great passion, yet lived with great pain so I didn't want a smiling portrait. She was strangely exotic with her dark eyebrows that went clear across her forehead and some photos (and even her own self portraits) show a slight mustache above her lip. She had a turbulent, but passionate love affair with her husband, Diego.

I'm not sure why, but I've always been fascinated with her and I've done her several times, and never been quite pleased, including this one. It seems as soon as I told you about my plan, I began to freeze up and have been barely able to draw or paint and nothing has flowed. But I'm going to act like a real artist and suck it up and keep working through it.

Only 17 more to go in case you didn't read about my plan, you can read it here.

I cried when I read all of your comments. You can't imagine what your support means as I'm fairly isolated and have no one besides Sweet Farmer to bounce these off of- and he doesn't like portraits with big eyes or words. So thank you!!


9 comments:

Nancy said...

You go girl....you did it...and I am proud of you...It's hard to put yourself out there.....Tell Mr. Fear to go jump.....looks like you did just that....

I like your rendition of Frida...
Keep it up.....

DJ said...

O.C., When you begin to doubt yourself, copy, paste, print, and hang up the comments from your previous post. Paint a border around them. Put them where you can see them, and feel the love of so many artists around the world, cheering you on.
Frida is beautiful...
{{You are SO talented!}}

Rebecca Anthony said...

Wow, this is amazing! You captured exactly what you described about Frida!!

Poetic Artist said...

I like this Frida..It shows strength and passion.
What more could you ask for.
SMiles

aspecialjourneyofmyown said...

I knew who this was straight away. You are so talented. Stick with it girl!
Beth

Diane said...

I LOVE her!! And I LOVE your plan!!--keep going!!!

Buffy said...

Keep going,push through it,don't listen to the critic! You're doing good. I love the way frida came out.

Lisa said...

You are awesome and so is your art . . . love it!!!

Bren said...

I love your courage and willingness to push past the fears and take a step. I think you have a great plan laid out, with alternates, we never want to box ourselves into a corner, cause who knows what other paths may present themselves as you paint towards your dream.