Monday, April 4, 2011

The Classics

                                                                           
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.
                                                                                                                 

6 comments:

  1. Love this! Amy you have a gift of just capturing any subject just so. Great composition and who doesn't love them some saddle shoes. Really like the worn but loved look:)

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  2. Love this! You did such a great job getting the worn look on these well loved shoes.

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  3. What a wonderful commission! So fun and meaningful!

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  4. Rah-RAH! Sis-boom-BAH!
    Fabulous painting - she should be THRILLED. How'd you manage to make it look like white shoe polish?

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  5. Absolutely amazing!!!! Love the detail and the background is perfect too! You are on a big roll!!!!! So excited for you.

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  6. fabulous Amy! I had some of those in brown and white.

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