Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year and New Paintings!



Happy New Year Everyone! I am finally getting back in the swing of things, since I go back to work (school) tomorrow! I painted a few little paintings this week and will be listing them on Ebay soon. There's a girl with an owl in the snow, a girl rescuing a kitty in the snow, and an angel holding a plump little sheep.







Over the holiday break I read a very interesting book about Frida Kahlo. My sister, Jennifer gave it to me for Christmas. Anyway, I just wanted to paint this picture of the Frida and Diego home. Diego had it custom built for them--it is actually two homes, a small blue one for her and a larger reddish color one for him. They are connected by a foot bridge at rooftop. Unfortunately, they seemed to have spent most of their lives hurting each other, but they couldn't live without each other, so this was the set up he came up with. The compound was surrounded by a tall cactus fence. In this painting Frida is contemplating paying Diego a visit. This painting is on Ebay now. The links are at the top of this page.

11 comments:

claire barone art said...

hello happy new year !! your new paintings are so sweet xx claire

Theanne... said...

Hi and Happy 2011 Cris...the Frida and Diego dos casas is what my parents should have had, it would have made for a happier marriage! The small painting are precious...love the one of cat rescue!

Michele Lynch Art said...

Happy New Year! Love the girl with the owl!! xo Michele

Micki said...

Love that sheep Cris!!
I also REALLY love your frida painting, you totally captured the moment with that one, brilliant colours too!!

Micki x

Lucy (aka RHarper) said...
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Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

I'm on my way over to Ebay! :)

Amalia K said...

Hello Cris!

Thanks for leaving me such a kind comment on my blog... I absolutely adore your work! I will definitely return for more... (^_^)

Happy new year!

Pease Porridge said...

I love the Frida one! Wouldn't it be fun to have that house!? I love the look on Diego's face!

SaraLynn said...

You have the most beautiful art style! I love these pieces. I'm also a big fan of Frieda. Her work is gorgeous and her life was so interesting! I love the piece you made of her and Diego. <3

Julie said...

Happy New Year! I love your new paintings! Frida is one of my favorite books and I always tease my hubby that I want two houses like this with a bridge at the top...even when you really like each other who wouldn't want their own space?! So I looove this painting! : )

krys kirkpatrick said...

Oh my I have stumbled onto a whole array of artist this morning...how delightful. Lovely work...It make me feel cozy and loved just to look at it. Happy Jolly Winter to you, now I need to head into my own art studio and get to work!!!