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.


  1. This must look great in person, bigger than life size! I loved the little one, and the bigger one is even better!

  2. I like Born to Be Red, as these don't really look Steppenwolfy to me. But, here's an idea, maybe you should paint Steppenwolf's shoes! Then you'd have the right title!

  3. So striking, and sentimental. Congrats on the sale!! Like Born to be Wild, too. Could be a series with your animal print shoes. :)