VSW: Frida Kahlo’s Museum


This virtual walk is exciting for me because I love the vibrant colors of Mexico!
For food, Chinese or Japanese is home;
for color and furnishings, it is Mexican or Spanish!


I started our walk at Frida Kahlo’s home/studio and museum,
and walked to Diego Rivera’s home / studio and museum.

This is her amazing cornflower blue building with rich tiles all around.
The courtyard is fecund, an oasis in the city.


I adored seeing her studio and desk.  So many images of it abound!

I did the sketches in a two page spread.
When I do spreads, I usually lay out boxes in my mind’s eye,
then look at possible vignettes to fill them.
It allows me to do wide angles or small details, telling a story.
By the way, after using a 5×8 landscape Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,
I am really enjoying having room to do layouts like this on such wonderful paper.
The book also lays completely open and flat, which I love.

I have a question… when I visit an artists blog I want to see their images big, and so many artists are now making them not much bigger than a thumbnail.  How do you feel about this?


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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8 Responses to VSW: Frida Kahlo’s Museum

  1. ejmordasky says:

    to upload not too large is protection from prints being made for many…

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    • I know that is why they do it but really, it doesn’t help that much. You’d be amazed what I can do with photoshop (I’m working with historic photos.)
      Huggs and nice to see you here!

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  2. OMG Do I love the colors i this body of work!

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  3. How do you do a virtual walk? Did you watch something on YouTube and then create the sketchbook?
    Love your pages and this trip!

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    • I’ve done them a few times with groups, and a month long one when I was on my back when a doc did a bad bad thing and cut my ureter. One of the things I found during the three months I was on my back was that I wasn’t very welcome in many groups if I was painting from images — be they google streets or photos. So I started a group. It is on FB (I tried doing it off FB but nobody played) and we have a blast. Some follow the streets or photos we have for the month, and so just post paintings and drawings from various images. You are welcome to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1604434343140326/

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  4. Ohhh wonderful art as always.

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