Thursday, June 18, 2015

"Moroccan Slippers" 6in x 6in oil

Now for something completely different!   I saw these shoes hanging on a friend's wall and I said "Oh, you should paint those."  She brought them to me and said "You paint them." Well, I spent an hour setting it up.   I started with them hanging since I thought they looked so cool when I first saw them.   I tried it with all kinds of backgrounds, tried them alone and with other props, different lighting (changing bulbs in the lights) and finally gave up on that idea and decided to try them on a surface.   I imagined they were on the floor after being worn.  It looked too plain so I went outside and cut off some peony leaves and put that in front of the light so they cast shadows over the shoes.  So if you didn't know what went into this view would you think they were just sitting on the floor of the porch?


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