Monday, July 10, 2006
Mexican Folk Art
I really enjoy Mexican folk art. The colors are wonderful and whimsical. I was looking at a craft book, I believe it is the Cloth, Paper and Scissors book and I saw this phrase, "chicken no make good house pet". This cracked me up! That inspired me to do a series of Mexican Folk Art paintings and works. Who knows what I will come up with. But, I have to do something with a crazy chicken in the house too. Here is a piece I did today. Does she look Hispanic? That is the look I was going for. The Mexican culture is so interesting to me. Maybe that is why I like Frida? The whole Day of the Dead thing is interesting too. So let us see what I come up with while studying this fine culture and ethnic group.
This piece was done with pencils and water soluable oil pastels on a very smooth paper meant for pencil art actually but it came out okay. I prefer the water color paper for these pastels but sometimes when the mood strikes the supplies are not there so we make do.