Frida in the Making

Some pieces we produce are special, this is one of them. 

I resisted this exercise from my art class with every fiber of my being, perfecting the art of procrastination even more than I thought possible. Though I'd tried before (and never finished), painting Frida Kahlo was way too intimidating.

When I finally marched to the art table and started, I hit a SNAFU with the materials. Determined to push through my anxiety, I started over. Luckily it was early on in the process.

I am so happy I pushed through. 

I am thrilled to bits with the results, unimaginable to me before this course.

Here are a few shots of her progression... 

Frida in the Making #1
Frida in the Making #2
Frida in the Making #3
Frida in the Making #4
Frida in the Making #5

Frida (18"x24", acrylics, charcoal and soft pastels on watercolour paper)


Pauline Agnew, the teacher of this art class, will be hosting an open studio on Facebook next weekend where she'll showcase all the amazing work produced by the group and offer samples of her teachings. She has a great energy that's palpable even virtually! Her last open studio is what convinced me to sign up for her class in the first place. Check it out.