I was going to write this post all about Frida Kahlo, but I haven't been able to write on my blog for such a long time as life and work have taken over. So I thought better to catch up and let you know about two paintings I've been working on. So here goes....
I'm sitting here with the house to myself for the first time in a long time, I have Alexa playing "A Sorta Fairytale" by Tori Amos, as I do love Tori but my fam don't share the same love for her. So I'm having a little indulge while I write this post for you.
Well what have I been up to since last time we caught up, I've been discovering the joy of oil paints and also completing a few commissions. My oil paintings are still not finished (some in the drying stages and others needing more paint) but I'll go through a few pieces and show the stage I am at and what I intend to further to do before they are finally completed.
These two large paintings are celebrating the relationship between mother and child. Not completed yet as they both need more detail to their faces, but once they are I will, maybe, add some textural detail with silk embroidery on their dresses then make some luxurious frames to add a final pop of colour. When framed each approx size will be 130cm x 90cm A real celebration of the love between a mother and child. These two paintings are apart of a series I'm working on, exploring woman and motherhood.
Here's some detail
I feel that the song "A Sorta Fairytale" by Tori Amos is quite fitting to these pieces of art don't you think.
Another painting I'm working on is of a pregnant woman. I've chosen to use a more muted pallet here, as I feel it portrays an atmospheric feeling and draws the onlooker in to look closer and emotionally connect with the painting.
When completed this piece will be 40cm x 125cm framed. I've started to add some colour (not much though) as you can see to her pregnant belly, signifying new life and new beginnings. I think this will be the only place of colour. I'm hoping to embroidery some silk threads (using monotoned colours) onto her clothing, once the oil paint has fully dried. The detail on her bump is dried flowers of Evening Primrose and Rose Petals, I may add a little more yet.
Well folks that's all for now, my family have returned from their outing and it's time to get back to mum duties. I'll be in the studio next week and hopefully if I have time I will update you with some more on this series of work and paintings.
And I strongly recommend listening to Tori Amos the next time you're looking for something a little different to listen to.
Bye for now see ya later and much love