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As of 11th May 2011, this has been favourited 11 times and viewed 705 times – thanks everyone.



Well folks, I am taking a break from pen and ink work and have been playing with my coloured pencils. I have two books about Frida and have seen the DVD of her life twice. I was looking at a photo of a human eye taken by Sean Farragher (Redbubble) and was inspired by the veined pattern. It evolved into this blue background eventually.

Frida, sadly, is no longer with us, but for those of you who admire her work, let me mention that her modern day equivalent is definitely alive and on Redbubble in the person of Helene Ruiz. Seeing Helene’s excellent paintings provided me with the impetus to do this Frida painting. Please take a look at Helene’s work … you will not be disappointed, believe me!

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I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • Albert1000
    Albert1000about 7 years ago

    A nice image.

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioabout 7 years ago

    This is beautiful Dave, It looks very much like her and It’s very interesting how you came up with the background, it came out beautifully, isn’t it funny what can inspire us ….sometimes ? I have also seen helen ruiz’s work and It’s fantastic too.

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 7 years ago
    i have her movie on dvd too she was a real sufferer for sure ioved her art for the truth that was in it it was her soul and at its deepest too her life was one long painful journey too hell on earth but i belive soul artist paint them self so well because they feel more then most of who take a wack at art, she was no beauty but still her personality was so strong the it was beautiful she deserves all the out come of her art it is now selling for millions and is wanted in all the major museums of the world a sad too late thing too bad she does not know it? good rendition dave and good story to go with it
  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersabout 7 years ago

    You never disappoint in coming up with something different Dave; in this case very colourful and seemingly symbolic image. Don’t fancy the necklace though.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 7 years ago

    that is totally amazing,,fantastic work

    BLYTHARTabout 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your encouragement; I feel like doing another picture now :)

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettabout 7 years ago

    I love frida. She was actually quite beautiful, but chose a sort of caricatured representation of herself I thought. Lovely portrait!

  • Martin Derksema
    Martin Derksemaabout 7 years ago

    Frida is one of my favorite movies. When I look at it I have to laugh and cry and when it is over I remain in deep respect for such a beautiful human being. This is a very good portrait and you did great justice to her. The thorns in the soft skin of her neck are a strong symbol of her suffering, while the rest of the drawing has this life and warmth and love that was so characteristic for her.

  • Martin Derksema
    Martin Derksemaabout 7 years ago

    By the way, forgot to say that I think Helene Ruiz is one of the greatest artists here on RB.

    BLYTHARTabout 7 years ago

    Yes, Martin, Helene has a great gift … she’s on my Watch list and I feel there are even greater things to come from her paint brush in future.

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