August 20, 2011

Day of the dead/ Dia de los Muertos Art

I like the more whimsical side of "DoD" art. I don't like grotesque or scary images, but for this season of fall, harvest, celebration of ghosts, spirits and the dead... I like the cute skeletons, which of course  I love to mix with a spun-full of Frida Kahlo flavor!
This is the one painting I have been working on, slowly, as my hand doesn't allow for much this week.

It was hard to start painting on it but I had an idea in my mind to do a Day of the Dead painting, after finding an image in my files of an old painting I made years ago:

And the original painting if you remember that I posted about it some months ago HERE. So this is what I came up with:. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture before painting the eyes, it looked so crazy with the old shapes there! :oP

Still working on it!

 I wish I could make a video of my painting in action, but I don't have a place for the tripod or a good angle in that room. I will figure something to be able to do it.

To be continued....


  1. I much prefer the happier-looking DOD images, too!

  2. Martha, this is really interesting seeing the change in the painting!


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