I love to walk around the neighborhood and I am not a slow walker, just ask my family. This last November I fractured a bone in my foot and had to wear a cast then a boot brace and now high top hiking boots. That really slowed my pace down! On the good side, I found that I took more time to notice things along the way. You know that phrase- take time to stop and smell the roses. Or paint the roses. (I just recently sold a painting of a rose bud. I love it when things intertwine like that).
Now back to the subject of feet and shoes. When I had the cast on I would get up in the morning, look in my closet and pick out my clothing for the day - sweatshirt, big leg sweatpants, one shoe and one sock. My grandson left his little high top converse shoes here one day and they looked like him with the disheveled shoe laces and one foot pointing to the side a little bit and I decided to paint a picture of them almost like a portrait. I thought it turned out really nice and I wanted to do another one. I found some little girls patent leather mary janes and set them up to paint too. I pointed the toes toward each other a little like my granddaughter used to do when she was younger. So then I painted another shoe "portrait". It sounds like I was a little obsessed with shoes but I think because I took more time to notice things I found some new inspiration.
Thanks for reading this and hope you enjoy looking at the shoe "portrait". There are several other images of these shoe portraits under the Paintings" category of my website. If you would like me to paint some shoe portraits of your own selected shoes I would be happy to do that. Just e mail me for pricing.