Today I wanted to paint a portrait of an inspiring artist! I chose Frida Kahlo.
I started with a piece of mat board and used clear gesso to add layers of collage with old book page and sheet music. Then, I added some white gesso to push back some of the collage and added some texture with modeling paste/stencils and the Prima brick stamp. To finish up the background I added blocks of color with Art Alchemy paint and then I was ready to begin sketching and painting the face!
To add additional texture and interest I also attached some Prima flowers, chipboard and lace. I wanted the flowers to be a bit more bright and colorful so I used Prima Confections “Tropicals” to “dye” them and it worked marvelously!
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