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?



6 comments:

  1. Love your work. Great shoe paintings!

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  2. Absolutely right! We should all have such a consultant! And, I agree. The reds are great!

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  3. Wonderful painting- love those green leaves! Red shoes just fit the bill somehow with a strawberry plant. Great picture with kitty and love that composition- a painting waiting to happen?:)

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  4. Wonderful painting - love the gray background/deck color to make the shoes and the strawberry plant pop right out. Lovely!!

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  5. SOPHIE! She would never lie to you! I love the red, but I know for fact that you can paint plaid!

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  6. The red is perfect, good choice, Sophie, um, Amy! Love both the photo and art, and the feline is gorgeous!

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