Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Frida is Your Homegirl

I have referred to Frida Kahlo as reference for my art countless times. There are so many reasons I identify with her. She is one of the original "Confessional Artists". She painted in a vulnerable and graphic way about her life. Even though she was confined to her bed, she managed to create compelling images that are still relevant today, they are powerful and mesmerizing. I admire her greatly and have depicted her many times, here is my latest watercolor: Frida is Your Homegirl - cause she is.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Under the Sea

I have always been fascinated by mermaids. I remember my first glimpse at a "real" mermaid when I took a ride in a submarine at Disneyland when I was a little girl. The mermaids were stunning! I could not believe that they were brave enough to hang around such menacing creatures under the sea! Mermaids are a symbol of strength, femininity and beauty.  Here are a few of my mermaids, and a mercat too! Want to see more? Follow me on Instagram, @marybelmartin