Monday, 4 August 2014


I'm joining in again this month with 'Art Journal Journey' hosted by the very talented Susi. This week the theme is Frida Kahlo. She was a painter from Mexico who was famous for her self portraits. If you head over to AJJ by clicking on the badge in the side-bar you can read all about her.

I must  admit I felt a bit daunted when I saw this months theme but this is what I came up with.

I chose to do a portrait  but there are lots of interesting interpretations on the theme over at AJJ.

Before I go,I just want to do a little post script on my last post.

Those of you who visited will remember this.

I purposely left out highlights on her eye's because I was trying for a misty/smudgy look to them but a couple of people mentioned the lack of highlights in their comments. So, I had a re-think and here she is with highlights.

Thanks to a those of you that are kind enough to leave a comment. They are very much appreciated.

Thanks for visiting x


  1. Wonderful portraits

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Love both of your portraits, Frida is super! Valerie

  3. Your Frida is just AMAZING and the other portrait is so lovely !
    Thank you for sharing your art with us at Art Journal Journey!

  4. I love, love, love your colorful Frida. Blessings!

  5. wonderful frida portrait,so colorful and expressive,love it.

    xxx jeannette

  6. Deine Frida ist sehr ausdrucksstark, ein echter Charakterkopf. Deine Frida hat im Aussehen etwas von Frida und etwas von Diego Rivera, ein wenig weiblich und ein wenig männlich. Total klasse gestaltet. I mag es sehr.
    Liebe Grüße

  7. WOW! That is one of the best Frida's I've seen! Well done!

  8. You've caught Frida's image. Well done.

  9. Love the portraits and your interpretation of Frida, Annette x

  10. Oh yes, now that I see the comparison the light in the eyes are stronger now and she is more realistic. Beautiful! I LOVE your Frida and Frida in general! She is such an inspirational woman. What challenge are you doing? I'd love to participate!

  11. I really love your interpretation of Frida. Fantastic!
    Mar x

  12. Youv'e done a brilliant job on Frida - she was a strong and incredible woman and you've captured her beautifully. One of my favourite films is Frida - she was so bright and vibrant and I love your colour palette for her.

  13. Your Frida is captured her strong colorful character beautifully!
    The highlights in the eyes do add that certain something to your little girl too.

  14. What a wonderful Frida!
    And those eye-highlights ... they *do* make that face sparkle!