Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ballet Slippers - A Quick Study

12" x 6" Oil on Board

Just before the holidays photographer daughter Stephanie and I decided we would like a pair of ballet slippers for still life props.  She found a pair on ebay that were just what we had in mind...a bit worn  with lots of character and begging to be (photographed) painted! After Steph took a few pics, I grabbed the shoes!  It's my turn to enjoy them!

Placing the slippers on a shelf with the ribbons hanging made for an easy set up and this little piece flowed.  Oh, but are these ribbons ever going to present a challenge!