Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Frida's Teapot

Size: approx 12 ½” W x 13 ½” H

Here is my SPICY teapot, the first completed of nine teapots. I was thinking of Frida Kahlo while I painted this piece; fierce in disposition, weak in body. I tried to use the colours that she might have used in one of her paintings although she would never have painted anything as timid as a teapot!!

I’ve used Mexican designs and colours, as well as chili peppers, hibiscus, and cinnamon in the composition. The cool of the green background contrasts.

Raarrhh, pour yourself a cup of spicy tiger tea.

For a great fictional account of Frida’s life, try reading Barbara Kingsolver’s book “The Lacuna” 2009. Although she is not the main character, Kingsolver delves deep into her life and the people she touched.

Here is a flower for her hair: