Monday, November 17, 2014

I was asked to create a "portrait" of a lovely woman and her late husband -- using their shoes.   It took me a while to discover how to compose the painting to capture their relationship.   I finally decided to "pose" their shoes as if they were in an embrace, with his shoes protectively enclosing hers.  I also love that it looks as if they are dancing together.  This had special meaning for the collector, since her husband passed away just before their youngest daughter's wedding -- and these are the shoes they would have worn -- and danced in -- at the wedding.  What an honor to create a memento of someone's love story!

"Portrait of Sally and Donald"
25 X 25"
Oil on Linen

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