Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Audrey's Toe Shoes

Oil on Linen
I pushed and pulled the values and color in this painting.  The toe shoes proved to be a formidable challenge.  It is important for me to push through the desire to finish a painting and patiently wait until it begins to take on a life of its own.  I once had a professor who said that you know when a painting is done when it  breaths on its own.


martinealison said...

Toute comme la danseuse vous avez donné tout de vous-même et j'aime ces couleurs qui dansent et flirtent avec notre regard...
Gros bisous

Jerry Stocks said...

And this one does breathe on its own. Great painting, Linda. I love it!!!

LindaHunt said...

Thank you Martine and Jerry. The toe shoes were really difficult to paint. The fabric was loose and wavy and it was too much detail. So I had to simplify.

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