I Hope the Leaving is Joyful 16 x 20"As always, when creating an artwork with Frida as my inspiration, the ideas just flow and time stands still. This piece will be available at this October's Open Studios Tour.
A quieter Frida piece this time. I used red rosin techniques of textured gesso and xerox collage. The central figure is from a photograph by Nickolas Murray. The background was painted using a palette of craft acrylics in burnt sienna, brown iron oxide and cream, then I dripped both horizontally and vertically to create a grid pattern. The quote "I hope the leaving is joyful and I hope never to return" was coloured with Portfolio Water-soluble oil pastels in violet, red, and black. The pastels were also implemented to accentuate some of the textured gesso (see photo below). Punchinello was used as a stencil for violet circles. Black Staz-On ink was stamped along the bottom using an Anne Bagby design.