Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

Friday, July 21, 2017

4 Fridas, learning to Loosen Up. PPF

Challenges on Daily Paint Works

Happy Birthday Month, Frida Kahlo!

The challenge was to paint the same subject 4 times on one sheet of paper, divided up into 4 sections. Each time, loosen up, get sketchy. I learned a lot. Each time I used a bigger brush. Acrylic paint. The last two were done using a 1 inch angle brush. It is easier to get loose if you paint larger, I think.

I then cut up the individual pictures, and reworked most of them.
Also made one more. 

ACEO Size.

When the eyes gave me trouble, I just closed them.  LOL.

This was my favorite, and I did not have to fix her at all.

Hands are not my favorite part of the body to paint.

Her nose looks large, but the photo I worked from was sort of like that.


  1. Nice! your favourite is also my favourite

    Happy PPF

    Much love...

  2. Lovely Fridas! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  3. beautiful Frida portraits. Happy PPF!

  4. These are great!! Love the texture too.. wonderful Fridas!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Ohhh these are fabulous! Each one really captures her.

  6. She is such a fabulous character to paint...I think your favourite is mine too...wonderful work....great lesson...visiting from ppf, number 12...xx


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