Sunday, July 17, 2011

Frida Goddess - Channeling Frida

Hello Lovelies!  I am humbled and amazed at the outpouring of comments and good wishes for my Dad that I received from you all last post.  It warmed my heart so much to hear from all of you; Dad and Mom were very moved.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!  

So just a quick post to let you know what I've been up to.  I watched the beautiful art film "Frida" on the life of Frida Kahlo yesterday and decided to do a painted m/m girlie last night.  Well I'm still working on her today.  She's not done yet but I wanted to post her for the red week challenge on Summer of Color.  I missed last weeks brown challenge due to a very hectic schedule and I felt compelled to try and enter something this week.

I have yet to finish the background, add more shading, detail to her hair wrap and eyes and I wanted to be sure to add a butterfly somewhere. (Added three...) 

"Channeling Frida"

It's been raining for two days and quite dark so the photo is a bit washed out.  I will post another one of her when she is done and and the sun is shining.

Thank you again for all your support and positive outreach. It means more to me than you can imagine!

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Forever in art,

Jessi xox

33 comments:

Maggie said...

Hi Jessi,

You know by now how much I love Frida. You have out-done yourself again my friend. She is gorgeous. The colors are so freaken perfect. Except for one little thing, she's not hairy enough.LOL Just kidding.

xoxo,
Maggie

ps. You're right about doing art for others...it SUCKS!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

WOW !!! The painting.. oh... how I admire your details.. and that green cloth makes everything so perfect ! Very beautiful ! I better carry that rain you're having up north to here.. we're melting down.. it's SO SO SO HOT here now.. I think we'll get a big thunderstorm soon.. as I write this, I see Maggie's comment on 'not hairy enough' and laughing my head off hahaha !!!
Hope you get some sun and we get some rain ! Sending yet stronger healing loving vibes to your Dad ! =) XOXOXO

Maggie said...

Hey Jessi,

The rub-ons on the left page are from Me & My Big Ideas and the one on the right underneath the girl is from The Robins Nest called Viva la France. If you want them and can't find them, I will be more than happy to send some to you. It would be my pleasure.

Sesenarts said...

Your Frida is stunning! And the butterflies are just so right! x Julie

Mandy said...

Oh wow Jessica...she is stunning...I also may have go watch that film...sounds wonderful...you ate an amazing talent...xxx

Netty said...

Wonderful take on Frida, she was made for the colour RED. x

Sharon said...

This is lovely - great "red" Frida picture!! I really like it!

linda said...

Another stunning painting. The red looks electric, and those eyes. You really do eyes superbly.

okienurse said...

beautiful red painting. Love the eyes. Awesome!

sugar Creek said...

She's just beautiful!

Lesley said...

Frida is beautiful! A lovely picture. I do so hope your dear Dad is doing well at the moment. I distressing time for you all so sending healing vibes and prayers your way.
x

Diane said...

Amazing!!-you have a wonderful talent!!

Joanna said...

Jessi, this is FABULOUS! The composition, her facial expression, the background, the butterflies - I LOVE IT so much!

Hugs to you and your parents.

x

Elisabeth R said...

Wow!! This is amazing! I totally love it! :-))

Ella said...

Frida would be thrilled; she is gorgeous~

The Altered Paper said...

Frida is Stunning! I love the red flower headband and those perfect red lips! Hugs,Tee

WrightStuff said...

Jessi she is so beautiful - her features are quite stunning. You've done a great job and you're not even finished! FAB!

Sandi said...

You have made a lovely Frida! I have a very large poster of Frida icons likely painted by an art student, rolled up in a corner. One day I will figure out what to do with it. I could not just let it sit unwanted in a sale.

NatashaMay said...

Isn't that movie just awesome? I was inspired to paint after watching it, too. :) You made a wonderful Frida.

Kristin said...

You're amazing. Do you know that? I hope you do. Your portraits are simply stunning - and I love this bright pop of red. Perfect, xo

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh my goodness Jessi , Frida is sooo beautiful - Those butterflies! Those eyes! And her long, plaited hair - just perfect.
You have done an amazing job!
Jan x

Kindred Spirit said...

Frida is oh so lovely!!! I just love her braided hair & the butterflies are oh so pretty too! I'm such a fan of your work :) xo Joanna

Liette alias Pixelle said...

Hi Jessica...This Frida is not really like your other creation..but I like it anyway, it is your touch...I can see your talent...hope your father will be in better condition for the next day...the sun will be good for you too...take care...your friend xxx

Beverley Baird said...

Love your Frida - even unfinished!
Have watched some of a movie about her - really must see it all.

Janet said...

Your Frida is gorgeous!!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love you Frida! The reds you used are so bold and vibrant. Her coloring is so pretty too. Fabulous!

Jenny said...

Wow Jessi... your Frida is stunning... I absolutely love her... your work is so gorgeous...

Jenny x

Noemi said...

She is so perfect!! even her eyebrows look good in your painting!!
Your ladies are always beauties, so she couldn't be any less than the rest.

Nan said...

This is gorgeous..you have some amzing skills! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Take care of yourself too. HUg... Nan

creatingme said...

so very very beautiful. The details and texture too! wow!

Heather Henry said...

I think this is the most beautiful picture of Frida I've ever seen painted. You have such an eye for beauty. And I love how much the red pops out, you're so talented and lovely!
In my thoughts!

Emakesart said...

Oh my goodness! I think this is a new favorite for me of your art!! This is fantastic!!! Just wow!!!

xoEsther

Cameron said...

I'm not even a Frida fan, and I love this!!