Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, 7.5"x7.5" mixed media painting

Over the years I've got to know more and more about Día de los Muertos. And I started to like it a lot.

During my mixed media painting class I created this painting/collage of my interpretation of Día de los Muertos. There are torn papers that I painted myself, a cut up photo that I took a few weeks ago in the cemetery of Tomales and a torn book page with a poem. A few stamps are the final touches.

I'm also writing at Vision and Verb today - about Day of the Dead. Please come on over.


11 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely piece - the colors are gorgeous. I'm usually a big Dias de Los Muertos fan, but I"ve been preoccupied this year.
Rinda

Kay L. Davies said...

Celebrating the lives of those gone before us is a grand idea, and I'd love to be in Mexico now. Somehow, I can't imagine this happening in Alberta.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

foxysue said...

This is just a wonderful work of art, so much going on. Have you considered joining in with the offerings over at Rebecca and Stephanie's blogs?

Sue x

Lynn said...

For a Day of the Dead collage this has so much LIFE in it! I like everything about it!!!!

Sally H said...

Wow! Fab colours and a wonderful piece.

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Carola-I LOVE these colors!!! This is such a beautiful piece. And your neighbourhood looks like such a fun place to be...on Halloween or any other time:)
Thanks so much for writing me an e-mail. I have been meaning to write back...I have some stuff to share but...things have been super hectic over here. Down with the flu etc. I will write soon though. I hope all is well with you...big hugs. xxx

Chantal said...

Day of the Death sounds a lot harder than our word, Allerzielen, that sounds more gentle.

see you there! said...

You really captured the feeling of the celebration. I too like the Day of the Dead although it was not part of the culture I grew up with. Lots of inspiration here in the Bay Area.

Darla

Christine E-E said...

your collage really captures this celebration! love the skeleton stamps... they sure look like they are having a great time!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Ein wunderschönes farbenfrohes Werk, gefällt mir sehr gut.

Ginnie said...

Wow. There's so much to see in this "collage," Carola. I especially love how the colors have meshed together.