Art Imitates Frida

I prefer using pastels for portraits.  There is a greater control over it.
I prefer using pastels for portraits. There is a greater control over it.

 pogirlyngCarolLewis21

Attempt at portrait in acrylics.  Used to oils and even with medium to thin, didn't like the texture of the paints.
Attempt at portrait in acrylics. Used to oils and even with medium to thin, didn’t like the texture of the paints.

pogirlyngCarolyoung

I always thought was Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits were so cool. I decided to try a series of self-portraits for the same reason she chose herself as the subject. The above is pastel and acrylics. More to come as they are created.

Acrylic Painting Save

Pulled out one of my old acrylic paintings from years ago that I was never happy with.  I don’t normally do impressionism or anything loose.  It was very blah streaks of autumn shades.  I went over it with some metallics and like it much better now.  The base was flat and mixed with some thickened Gesso for added texture.  The metallic was stippled on some areas on top of this texture. 

 

Autumn Splash