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.