A while back I asked my wife Anita to dress up as Frida and pose for me so I could take some photos as a reference for a painting. This portrait is the result. I gave it to her for her birthday. She gave it the title, “Mis Raíces”.
El Último Tlatoani . . .
The Last Aztec Emperor . . .
Cuauhtémoc also known as Cuauhtemotzín, Guatimozín or Guatémoc; c. 1495) was the Aztec ruler (tlatoani) of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521, making him the last Aztec Emperor. The name Cuauhtémoc means “Descending Eagle” or “one who has descended like an eagle” (As it swoops down on its prey).
Since I’ve made quite a few digital pieces that mimicked a linocut or woodcut effect, my daughter and son-in-law gave me a printmaking kit as a gift. So here’s my attempt at making a hummingbird print with it.
Feliz Cinco De Mayo! To celebrate, I painted this portrait of General Ignacio Zaragoza. He was the hero of the battle of Puebla, Also Known As Cinco De Mayo.
This work is available on a 20” X 16” canvas – Order Here
“Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
Exodus 12:13 NKJV