Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red or Wild?

Born to be Red © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
11 x 14 Oil on Board
I love these little red shoes. Yes, you've seen them before and no, this is not the same painting. Fooled'ya didn't I? I had used these as my model before, when I was doing 3 little 5 x 7 paintings for a local charity event. I think these shoes have so much personality and I was excited to paint them again. Turns out, these shoes have a lot of sentimental value to the owner. She bought them in a exotic country (no wonder I liked them) and she had the time of her life on this vacation. If shoes could talk...maybe I should have titled the painting Born to be Wild.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Patents Take Two

Pink Innocence  © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
                                                                8 x 18 Oil on Board
                                                              $135.00  plus shipping

These little shoes were just too cute I had to paint them again.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Pink Patents

Baby Pink Patents © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
                                                                8 x 18 Oil on Board
                                                              $135.00  plus shipping

                I spied these little patent leather shoes and they were just screaming out paint me, paint me.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Ducks in a Row © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
8 x 10 Oil on Board
$170.00 plus shipping

I have whittled down my to do list quite a bit and it leaves me feeling as though I have all my ducks in a row. It feels so nice. I wish the feeling would last, that would be so ducky! Sorry I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Art Consultant

Berry Red © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas
When composing this piece I had it in my mind these shoes somehow coordinated  with my new strawberry plant. My little helper thought so, too. She was trying to arrange the leaves so they looked just perfect in the picture. Oh, what would I do without her. I consulted with her again while I was working on the piece (as I was having a moment of frustration painting the plaid)  she thought it might look groovy if I painted the shoes red to tie back into the strawberry that was just starting to peek out. Do you think my consultant was right?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Man's Best Friend ?

Tiny Boy © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
12 x 12 Oil on Canvas

Meet Tiny Boy.  Tiny Boy is a Ragdoll kitty, the same breed of kitty as my dear beloved Sophie. It is so fun that this kitty is called Tiny Boy because he is actually GI-normous! He is the size of two or three of my kitty. 

In this painting he is posing in his favorite pink bed. His owner never had the heart to tell him pink was a girl color, none the less, he still loved his very feminine fuzzy pink bed.  No one has to be embarrassed for him anymore because their outdoor kitty came in the house one day and out of spite, pee'd all over Tiny Boy's bed and then left out the kitty door. Can you say jealous?  Alas, the bed needed to be thrown out. This kitty portrait will be a birthday gift from Tiny Boy's Mom to Tiny Boy's Dad. Man's best friend is not always a dog.