Sunday, June 9, 2013

I Think I Can Live with This ... Cushy Shoes Done

I have added a ground of quin. sienna, and the cast shadow [permanent rose, aureolin and indanthrone].

Just some more detail work, mostly on the laces and their shadows.

I have intensified the cast shadow, put in some form shadows, and done some more detailing. I also glazed the soles with cobalt blue. This one will be varnished, too, so I don't think the wubble in the shadow at the far right will show. With these shoes, I did not want a dramatic background - they are just good, old worn-out runners, and needed a good, old, worn-looking background.

Addendum - just got back from visiting my aunt in Vancouver. She is my best critic. Her first comment was "Are you finished yet?" I guess NOT!!! :)

This is the reference photo for my next project. I sometimes to remember to take my camera when I go out for an evening walk, and this is one of the scenes I find quietly attractive.

Thank you for dropping by. Your comments are always welcome!


  1. The shoes are wonderful! I think you stopped at just the right time :0)
    I'm looking forward to seeing what comes from the photo :0)

  2. I think your aunt knows you very well :-)))) The shoes look great, but I am sure you can't help doing something more :-) The landscape is beautiful and idillic, looking forward to seeing your work.

  3. The shoes are great! What a lovely photo, looking forward to seeing it painted!

  4. Hi Kyathryn,
    you are enegetically painting, aren't you?
    You always inspire me.
    I like these shoes.Very interesting back ground as well.

  5. Hi Kathryn:) Such a great keepsake to the shoes who have lived a whole life! They are painted beautifully. And the background go's perfect with it. Very nice!

  6. The shoes are perfect! Its time to try them on now!

  7. Quite a contrast from the Tarty zebra Shoes! How versatile and interesting is the woman who wears them both?!

    That landscape certainly looks like a challenge to me!