Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico in 1907. She was considered a SURREALIST PAINTER and was best known for her self- portraits.
She contracted polio when she was six years old and later suffered through a bus accident that left her with severe injuries. While recovering from her injuries, Frida began painting to pass the time. She painted what she felt.
“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” - Frida Kahlo
She continued to paint after recovering and sought out muralist, Diego Rivera for advice.
Eventually they were married and divorced and remarried again. Both were very influential artists.
Today they used watercolour paints to create a portrait of this legend of an artist whose style, passion for life and signature brows are almost as popular as her artwork!
Take a look as they go into the placement of features on the face and how to use this medium (watercolors) to effectively create a portrait 😊
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)