High School Treasures © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
12 x 12 oil on canvas
The classics. I was recently commissioned to paint some shoes. I accepted her request without knowing what type of shoes she wanted painted. One day the UPS truck appeared and the man in brown handed me a little square box. I had forgotten about this painting request, so I was curious what was inside. What a happy surprise to see this fabulous pair of worn saddle shoes. You just never know what people will want. She still had these gems from her 1970's high school days and they meant a lot to her. You could tell they were dearly loved from the evidence of the white shoe polish that had been applied over the years. There is something so endearing about saddle shoes. I had a pair of my own, they were brown and white with extra high heals, I loved those shoes.