explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Friday, May 6, 2011

Frida Kahlo Portrait


This is the latest graphite portrait sketch I've been working on in my Friday morning open studio class led by Carol Zika. I worked from a photograph by Imogen Cunningham. Sometimes when I draw portraits I get the distinct feeling the subject is staring at me (maybe saying something like, "My left eye is too big!"). Eerie...

For those who may not be familiar with Frida and her work, here's a Wikipedia link, she was a noted Mexican painter, known for her self-portraits. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo

4 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Really a soft and dreamy portrait!!
Beautifully done!

the Inner 'I' said...

Wow - you really nailed it (her?).
Great eyebrow work!
love
i.

Janine said...

This is absolutly phntastic. You catched her spirit perfectly.
You can see a lot of frida paintigs and images here in blogland, but I never saw one I like that much, that this.
Great work

Tiffany said...

Sherry, you are so talented! What an incredible portrait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BRAVO!!!