9 X 12 Oil on Streched Canvas
Being that this is my first post, I thought it fitting that I show a picture that is not yet finished. These are a pair of my wife's high heeled shoes. My daughters have been stomping around the house in them all weekend playing dress-up. As cute as that was, the click-clack of the shoes on the ceramic tile was driving me crazy. To ensure my continued sanity, I commandeared them for a painting.
Using the techinque I learned from Jonathan Aller (anyone interested in learning alla prima painting should take his online course, which is amazing. Here is a link: http://www.jonaller.blogspot.com/. Although, I never manange to finish a painting in one day so alla prima does not necessarily apply to me), I began by drawing the shoes with raw umber. Then I applied the darkest values of the shoes and moved toward my middle and lighter values by adding titanium white and a touch of French ultramarine blue. From here, I will paint the insides of the shoes and then move to the background, which is a white sheet. I imagine it will take me two more sittings to finish (I still paint slowly, I can't help it). Hope you enjoy.