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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sore Feet...Great Memories

I did this painting for the Watercolor Passion website ...the quarterly project is now "shoes!" This painting was done on a 1/4 sheet of Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper with an assortment of different watercolors.

8 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Barbara, you are so versatile! I love the skin tones that you achieved - great title also:-)

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I, too, have not so fond memories of sore feet after wearing those excruciating heels! This is exactly how I would sit after taking those dreadful things off my feet! Now that I am old and have braces on both feet and ankles I know I will never wear normal shoes again, and if that includes heels then SO BE IT! That part is a relief!

Your drawing is great, skin tones right on and this is such a good painting in that it brings back a mood from long ago.

Barbara Sailor said...

Christiane...Thanks for the compliment - don't know about the versatile thing though:) tee hee
I tend to be a real stick-in-the-mud, actually!
Barb

Barbara Sailor said...

Susan...I didn't know about the braces on your feet and ankles...you are evidently doing well with them as active as you are - that is a good thing, as "Martha" would say! I can relate since I had a complete knee replacement a few years ago and my days in the heels are OVER also! And...I agree that it is a great relief not to have to wear them anymore:)

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, we've all been there!!! I think you should make prints or cards out of this - women everyone can relate and it's a good painting - love the shoes and the shine on them.

Barbara Sailor said...

Rhonda...I think cards are a great idea - think I will do that right now:) Thanks for the suggestion.

Mary Paquet said...

Wow, I love this piece, Barbara. Such an interesting cropping of your subject and so well done.

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks, Mary. It was fun to paint!