Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red or Wild?

Born to be Red © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
11 x 14 Oil on Board
sold
 
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.

4 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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