* Carmen Beecher * Cindy Michaud * Carol Schiff * Denette Schweikert * Donna Vines * Mary Warnick * Kathy Garvey *Fay Picardi * Jean Thomas

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sandals Redux

Before I left for England I posted a pair of sandals I had been working on.  They were just a pair of black rubber sandals laying in the sand but I was really intrigued by the shape, color, contrast and texture of the photo. 
That unfinished painting was sitting on my easel when I got back and I thought it would be a good place to start to get into the swing of painting again.  I have to confess I had a hard time with it.  It was dull and had no life and just wasn't interesting anymore. I couldn't seem to capture any of the real charm I had seen.  I spoke to my mentor and fellow painter Carol Schiff and she reminded me that I had to stop being so literal, punch it up a little put in interesting colors add some contrast, add some texture...so I did.  I am happy with the final results and hope you like it too.







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