Sunday, January 15, 2012

Back To My Roots

When I was young my family was very poor and so most of the artwork I did was with pencils which was probably the best way to begin anyway. I learned about all the different grades of graphite and how to work with it using my fingers for shading.
As the years went by and I could afford more varied mediums I drifted away from pencils except for the starting sketch. This past week though I got a yen to gather all my different pencil grades (H's and B's) and sit quietly and try to reprise my youthful experiments.
 Yes I gave in and added color with pastels and watercolors.
I took my inspiration from an old black and white photo of Frida when she was obviously young.
I still have so many projects I a trying desperately to catch up on but for today I am happy with what I accomplished!
I hope everyone else has had a great start to the New Year and I will be making the rounds and visiting all my favorite blogs this week to catch up on all the doings!

With much love to all......Tina xo


  1. Hi Tina, I love her and the warm colors frame her nicely. Happy new years to you! Pam

  2. Hello Tina!! This portrait is captivating because there is so much depth in Frida's eyes, that to me, have wisdom and something to tell...

    I do hope your year is off to a good start! I look forward to our friendship continuing and seeing more of your beautiful work!

  3. Hi Tina, this is a great picture. You are very talented.

  4. what a masterpiece! You should be happy with what you accomplished... she is beautiful! I can't wait to see what else you share with us this year... t.xooxoxox

  5. OH--such an inspiration this is--thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  6. I think she looks like she is concentrating, maybe even day dreaming? You are so talented!


  7. Oh well done! She is Frida! Her eye's really show her intensity.

  8. Hi Tina!

    I have been perusing your great blog and enjoyed so many of your posts! Lots of beautiful art and creativity going on here :) Looking forward to stopping by often!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  9. Hi Tina I don't think you realize just how talented you really are. This is so amazing. If only I could draw a tenth as well I would be happy!
    Love and hugs for a creative week
    And wishing you lots of peace and contentment!

  10. This is wonderful -- you you do more with this medium! :)

  11. My daughter is a Spanish major and also love to draw and sketch. She just did a report on Frida's hubby, Diego. I'm going to show her your work. FAB!


  12. Thank you so much for the comment and visit. This is a wonderful drawing...!


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for leaving a comment. It truly brightens my day to read your thoughtful remarks!
Tina xo