Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Frida Kahlo is feelin' blue....."


If you read my previous post, I mentioned my best friend's birthday was last month.

Here is one of the gifts I gave her.

She absolutely loves Frida Kahlo! Frida Kahlo was a famous Mexican painter who became known for her very personal self portraits....basically putting herself into her art.

I really wanted something original though. A standard print or postcard just would not do!

So I went to a copy shop and made a two color copy (not a full color) of one of Frida's strongest paintings found in an art book.

My friend loves blue jewel tones, so I made a black and cyan colored copy and voila!....an original blue Frida by Dean!!

The colors came out beautifully and once framed, the one-of-a-kind "blue Frida" made a great gift!

2 comments:

JM said...

This post immediatly caught my attention as I'm a Frida big fan! She was one of my inspirations to visit Mexico. I've been to her house at Coyoacán (Mexico City) and I simply loved it!

Happy New Year, Dean!

Dean Grey said...

JM!

Oh! I'd LOVE to see her house in person!

Isn't her work amazing?

Happy New Year to you as well!!

-Dean