This was a pretty difficult shoe to sketch with all of the straps and glitter. It feels a little wonky and I may have to try this again to get a good drawing. I bought this pair of shoes for $1.00....I love these crazy high heel shoes which I don't ever nor would I ever wear! But nonetheless they are very fun to draw and paint.
There are times when all I want to paint is an abstract. Yesterday I decided to use 3 colors and explore the neutrals that I could obtain. I used Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Purple, and Yellow Ochre. I know a strange combination....but look at the gorgeous neutrals! Ahhh makes my heart go pit a pat!!!:)
I am actually going to pursue this further because it has sparked an idea that is just frantic to get out!
I went treasure shopping yesterday and found this small earthenware decanter which I believe may be raku. It is lovely. It isn't crooked it is the way that the paper folded when I photographed it. Anyway the shape and decoration make this a very special piece.
This was a fun painting....I gave myself 30 minutes and limited my strokes and tried not to work over an area more than needed. I used a simple palette of Vermillion, Quinacridone Red, Ultramarine Blue, Cad Yellow Med, Titanium White. I love the color harmony when using a limited palette.
I gave myself about 30 minutes to complete this painting. I wanted fresh, loose, and full of energy...sometimes I think that I paint too much. I worked to lay down each stroke and not work back into it too much. I enjoyed this process and will try again. With this palette I used quinacridone Red, Azo Yellow, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium white. In particular I loved the neutrals that I was able to get.