Oil on canvas
At my last art show, I had a fun request to paint a client's "couture" animal print "shoe." She brought in her shoe and asked me to paint a little "bird" in it that had red. I am always taking photographs of my backyard birds and I snapped a cute shot of a little "house finch." The little "bird" had a curious look in this particular pose, so I decided it would be the one to paint from. After priming my canvas and painting in the background color, I sketched in the bird and shoe, and then began the painting.
This is my photograph of the "house finch" that I worked from.
This is my clients lovely Italian "couture" shoe
This is the oil painting "Curious Couture" all finished!
This was a fun little painting to do. Now I have to get back to work on my "sports" related paintings. I have lot's of commissions to do that will keep me busy for a while. I hope to post some in-progress shots of the new realism paintings soon.