04 October 2009

"Frida's Shoes" 2 weeks ago

"Frida's Shoes" as of 3 October 2009
3 October 2009
You are probably wondering what happened to Frida's Shoes? I've been working on it. After almost throwing it "under the bed", Frida's Shoes is ready for critiquing. I've had 2 critiques so far, made some modifications, so I'm ready for yours.

Problems with this painting. I ordered paper and instead of cold press ended up with hot press paper (smooth surface). This is what happens when you don't open up the box and check it out when you receive it. Oh well. On this paper the paint sits on top of soaking in. Other problems have been getting the shawl to look real, folds in the material, the difference in colors on this new paper etc.

Pam Bleakney


  1. Well, in the photos you can't really tell the paper is being uncooperative! What an interesting composition. I simply love love love the shoes! Their perspective and quirky details are superb. And the cat looks just a little diabolical. Frida on the other hand doesn't look too thrilled to be surrounded by all the fancy footwear. The folds in the fabric distort her face and make her look "pained" but I suppose she was most of the time. Some jewelry and paper Mexican flowers would probably cheer the poor thing up. Did you know she worshipped Stalin?? Even after we knew what a monster he was?? And she even had an affair with that old fart Trotsky? Boy, did she ever have a few screws loose. Why do you suppose she has such adoring fans? Do you think she would have been pleased with her post life fame or would she have disdained it?

  2. Oh yeah, I almost forgot she hated America! Fatso, aka Diego, loved the US but the Dove wanted nothing to do with us! And she also had some kind of feud going on with the French. She was just a hard one to please!