Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Feet

14 x 18 Oil on Canvas

I discovered something the other day that made me smile.  I love to finish a painting, it gives me a great feeling of satisfaction to have done it and completed it. Back in the day when I did commercial interiors, my projects could take anywhere from 8-9 months to 2 years or more.  That is a long time to wait for the feeling of accomplishment and completion, now it is 3-8 hours wha-hoo! The Happy Feet painting you see above took me 3 days working on it 2-3 hours at a time and I thought that was long.  When I was having a wee moment of complaining on this 3 day time span, my friend, Kelley, said well, of course, it takes a little longer each pair of shoes... it's like a mini little still life on it's own.  I took this in and realized that it was fun to see each pair of shoes come alive with paint and therefore felt the sense of accomplishment after each pair.

4 comments:

  1. Amy, this is a very fun painting! I just love it! It also looks like it was very difficult, all that detail! Wow, so impressive! Great job!

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  2. Absolutely fabulous!!! Is this from your closet??? It's such a wonderful story. Love how the pair at the bottom are softer than the ones close up. Great job. How nice to be painting again!!

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  3. SO glad you went ahead and finished this! You're right, her shoes are WAY cool! Now... find another friend who had cool shoes, and do DIFFERENT shoes in a different set-up! Shoes are fun! Or.... just paint Sophie. Who, BTW, is a star in her own right....

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  4. I just might have to paint some more shoes; are shoes considered interiors? I have so many ideas of what to paint...so many ideas I will have to paint more... oh gosh you might have twist my arm harder

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