How to Paint Frida

Frida Kahlo

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How to Paint Frida
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I covered the entire canvas.

I covered the entire canvas.

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I sketched out a dress, then painted around it with gesso.

I sketched out a dress, then painted around it with gesso.

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I sketched little flowers and leaves on the edges of the canvas, too, and painted gesso around them.

I sketched little flowers and leaves on the edges of the canvas, too, and painted gesso around them.

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I sketched a little more detail then painted over the gesso with Lagoon Velvet

I sketched a little more detail then painted over the gesso with Lagoon Velvet

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I used Vegas Gold Sorbet to paint around the flowers and leaves on the edges of the canvas.

I used Vegas Gold Sorbet to paint around the flowers and leaves on the edges of the canvas.

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I painted in some detail on the face, hair and blouse.

I painted in some detail on the face, hair and blouse.

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I mixed Waimea Bay Colorations with Mud to give the Mud some tint.

I mixed Waimea Bay Colorations with Mud to give the Mud some tint.

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I applied the mud with the rubber spatula.

I applied the mud with the rubber spatula.

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I shaded with Pitt Artist Pen Big Brushes.

I shaded with Pitt Artist Pen Big Brushes.

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And, here she is!  Frida Kahlo...

And, here she is! Frida Kahlo...

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I randomly stamped a texture stamp around the canvas with black ink.

I randomly stamped a texture stamp around the canvas with black ink.

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Thanks for checking this out!  ~Robin

Thanks for checking this out! ~Robin

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