From Start to Finish - Salma and the Hummingbird

Frida Kahlo homage Hummingbird Salma Hayek

Ok so hand up all those obsessed with Frida Kahlo?...



Alrighty so maybe not everyone is as O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. with her as me, but I tell you, I just can't get enough of painting her. I'm not past that 'phase' yet and don't really know if I ever will be. 

But what I do like to do, is mix things up a bit, whether it's a different background colour or colours. Frida may have a short round face, or a long elongated one. She's wearing beads or loads of flowers in her hair. Her hair is long and flowy, or short and tight. But the thing I absolutely love the most is when I post a progress shot of my current WIP (work in progress) on Facebook or Instagram  and one of my gorgeous friends gives me a suggestion like - "why don't you paint her eye's a different colour" (thank you Melissa Rai). My brain goes into overdrive!

So here we go - from Start to Finish - "Salma and the Hummingbird" - 12 x 24 inches

 Background layers starting to take shape


 Salma lightly sketched and colour blocked a little


Some colour added to Salma.


And she's done!

 One last little note. I named this painting Salma because Salma Hayek played Frida Kahlo in the movie "Frida".

As always, thanks for popping by

 Nat xx

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