I cannot imagine wearing these shoes, not even for a minute. A couple of ballerinas in Louisville donated these shoes to me a number of years ago for some paintings I was working on. I love the image of the shoes not the pain of wearing them... not that I wore them. I did take tap lessons... actually roller skating was more my thing. Flying down the asphalt street with the clip on skates making sparks as I flew. But I digress. For these shoe paintings I have added a few other tube colors. John Howard Sanden's Pro Mix color system for portrait and figure painting. I do not use them in my portraits, they don't really work for me, but they are the perfect colors for these ballet shoes.
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