Saturday, January 12, 2008

Patent Leather Pumps

7 x 9
Oil on masonite

This is a study to see how far I can push the color when the subject matter consists of two elements, one black and the other white. The large shape is of course, the black shoes. The shadow, although on a white cloth, is really part of the large shape. So I tried to tie them together. Patent leather has wonderful reflective qualities, so it allowed me to use more color.

I'd appreciate feedback on this piece, as well as the other paintings.

I'm off to the mountains, where the snow is falling like crazy this winter. Hopefully I can get outside to do some white on white plein air pieces.


sslocum said...

Hi Jeanne - this is a great idea! Good for you going for it. Love the patent leather shoes painting. They look so real! Take care and good luck. All the best for a great painting year!

victoriasart said...

Isn't it fun to just paint for the sheer joy of it? This little study jf yours is wonderful. I love the colors you have in the reflective surface of the patent leather. Check out how my post and what I got out of painting a brown paper bag. Same concept.

Jeanne Echternach said...

I'd love to see your brown paper bag in person, with all he nuances of the various panes. It's a similar concept but total opposite in surface. Wouldn't that be fun, to paint 10 painting of 10 different surfaces?

victoriasart said...

sounds like plan!