Thursday, January 14, 2010

Return of the Red Shoes

Kicked Back©2010C.L.Burgess oil on cradled wood 30 x 30"

Ok..Good news...sold a painting from the restaurant, Bread and Water and also was asked to fill the back of another location. Six more big paintings to get done pronto.
I had started a painting of the infamous red shoes a while back and then proceeded to sand it down when I got the idea to just improve on the composition. The shoes were painted well, I thought, but ill placed on the large square. Necessity being the mother of invention, and a stroke or two of creativity and perhaps a bit cliche, I thought...hmm, this will be in a restaurant that serves fine wine with meals. Remembering how that relaxes me, anyway I invented a different story for the shoes.... and the play with different reds in the same composition was good, too... I added to the composition and down and five to go. The owner's wife saw this already and thought it was good to go so, phew! on to the next one...
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