Thursday, January 12, 2012

Be Flexible or Be Hot

Two Guy Ties © 2012 Amy Hillenbrand
24 x 12  oil on board
$615.00 + shipping 
 
        
Check it out, it's not a painting of shoes. I know! Shocked aren't you?  Funny little story about this painting.  I had this intense desire to do another painting like the one you see on the left side bar with the coats and the boots.  I dug in my closet and my Hubby's to find some interesting coats, fun boots and shoes. I brought some ties along for a pop of color next to the coats. (I was photographing in an empty, new house that the air was not turned on - it was over 105 degree's that day, ugh. Artist do what Artist need to do. I needed a closet with a wood floor.)
 
I spent hours photographing  different coat and shoe combinations. I was getting hot.  I didn't like anything I had shot. Another hour rolls by, I'm getting hotter. I glanced over at these ties on the hanger. They wanted their chance in the limelight. I said what the heck and  I did a little snap snap. Viola'...I now had something I liked.  I liked the movement, I liked the shadows and I really liked the fact I could now close up shop and head for the air conditioning. The moral of the story - be flexible, you never know what you will come up with. Or is the moral...when it's 105, don't be so picky.








3 comments:

  1. Just love this!! You could do bow ties and men's tux shirts and cumberbun (sp?). Love the undone formal wear look. :-) I could see a man's painting next to a woman's painting in boudoirs. Yes!

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  2. Your blog is such a pleasure to visit. Your style and subject matter is a smile maker. Love the ties and the format. Like how you cropped out part of the hanger. And......love your suffering for your art!

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  3. Thank you for hanging in there to get such wonderfully unique subject matter! Love the shadow on the blue striped tie!! Ah-mazing!

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