Monday, July 07, 2008

Homage to Frida Kahlo

Homage to Frida Kahlo
oil on board

Yes, doing what passes through my head
In between prepping wood for the next painting, and waiting for paint to dry between layers I am always working on something. If it's not knitting for the jafagirls textile totems, then it's painting a crushed can or a stone,or sewing a happy doll for the art vending machine, making noses, scribbling in my sketchbook, or just doodling in the studio.

Ah! some have said it is nice I have time.
When did time have anything to do with a powerful thirst to create?

L.S.Lowry painted from 10pm until 2am while his bedridden mother slept

we MAKE time


Connie said...

Corrine--you are absolutely right. I am the same way. I am always making something.

Peace & Love.

Undaunted said...

Your finished piece of Frida looks great, and so does your other can!

I agree, surely as long as one gives credit to the original artist, it is a compliment to try to imitate the work of another?

JafaBrit's Art said...

Some are just like that aren't they connie, always doodling along with something :)

It's a dodgy area undaunted, so I have kept my copying limited to educational purposes, with permission (as in using someone's photograph as a reference) or in this case as a homage in which the work was altered or transformed into part of something new.

Susanne said...

great artwork, Corinne (is that correct?...), very mexican inspired. Of course it's important to copy, that's the way you learn from old masters!

moreidlethoughts said...

To paint "in the style of..." is not plagiarism.
As for time...I know I keep saying I haven't time. Not true, is it? We all have the same number of hours per day.It's how we utilise those hours that makes some of us seem to have "more time."

(Re: the can ring being in the middle...a little boy told me that "if you stomp on the bottom half of the can, the top half flips up and it looks like a mouth.")

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks for the tip about the can moreidelthoughts :)

Jack Payne said...

Reality is the only obstacle to happiness. You make some nice points in the direction of the latter. I like your offbeat "take" on art.

HMBT said...

All I can say is Amen! Sistah, we do have to make the time. I love the skulls, and the crushed can too...OMG too cool. :)

ckw said...

oh man- i'm with ya-just finished cigar box with frida -been in that mode with her for awhile--i love what you did, do and are doing! fantastico-
i just picked up the book The War of Art- it has some interesting reflections on "time" and why some think they don't have it to create-
thanks again-

Undaunted said...

I think sometimes it's not a case of finding time for art, but allowing ourselves to use that time for art. The time spent is purely for our own enjoyment. Some feel comfortable with spending that time on themselves (and rightly so) and some feel guilty about it.

Jim said...

Your Vermeer had me thinking that maybe Cindy Sherman was paying homage to Vermeer too. ;) I agree with everything you said. In the end, I think the difference between homage and stealing is stark ( I'd include all uses besides stealing as an homage of sorts).