Monday, May 2, 2011

Take a Word #27 - EXPOSED

Frida Kahlo painted countless portraits of herself and she was not afraid to expose her supposed flaws.  She said "I never paint dreams or nightmares.  I paint my own reality."
Looking at my picture above, perhaps I didn't learn the lesson of never painting dreams and nightmares!  I made a digital brush from a Kahlo self-portrait and vastly altered a background by Createwing Designs which I coloured and cut and pasted.  The hand was Googled and the paint splatters are digital brushes.

25 comments:

  1. Oh wow its fabulous, Annette

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  2. FAB*U*LOUS so rich with color and texture and depth I think Frida would adore it. She it out there from the dark into the light. This is just too beautiful MARIE...BRAVO!!

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  3. Magnificent! Those colors are superb! What a fine response to this challenge, Marie! Standing O from me.

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  4. Fabulous color! I love how the theme "Exposed" mixes with your vibrant layers!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  5. This is a wonderful piece. the colors are so vibrant! LOVE IT:)

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  6. This is OUTSTANDING, Marie! It's so rich with color, and clever, clever, clever!

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  7. Frida was a perfect choice, Marie. She really exposed her wounds and loves and feelings. A fantastic woman in a fantastic piece!

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  8. I always love Frida art! Yours is great!

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  9. SPECTACULAR, Marie, standing O to you too! The colours are amazing, this would have to be a favourite of your artwork for me!!
    (Thought I would surprise after my vintage piece yesterday!!)

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  10. This is absolutely fantastic!
    Frida!!!

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  11. Wonderful, wonderful! Vibrant and alive. Gorgeous piece Marie.xx

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  12. GREAT! frida would have loved these vibrant colors!

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  13. This is stunning, Marie. the colours, the painter's hand and especially the small Frida in the background. A magnificent portrait!

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  14. Gorgeous ! I love the colours and she would've loved it too.

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  15. Wonderful. The colors, the whole concept is Amazing!
    Btw, it is pretty cool that your penpal visited my hometown and wrote you all about it.
    :) AJ

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  16. Great choice Marie. I love how you captured her your use of in colour as well as the portrait.

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  17. Love the colours and what you did for this lovely art.

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  18. Marie, this explosion of colours is mind blowing and they jump from my screen ! So rich and beautiful.
    I also love the dots you've add and the composition of the whole piece is outstanding.
    Digital magic my friend !!

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  19. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the background and how the Frida image is being exposed. Cheers!

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  20. This is absolutely wonderful! I think it's my favorite picture of Frida done by an artist other than herself.

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  21. HOW did I miss this!!!

    Marie this is so gorgeous, the color, the texture, the emotion it conveys. A perfect portrait of Frida.

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  22. Sorry I am late, Marie...ISP troubles. This is amazing...Frida is a great subject. Beautifully created.

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