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From Start to Finish - Salma and the Hummingbird

Posted by Natalie Briney on

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

**SILENCE** 

**SOUND OF CRICKETS CHIRPING**

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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