Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Right Foot


My Right Foot
oil on canvas
12'' x 24"

Vacation is over, and it feels good to get back into the groove once again. I finally finished up this painting of one of my "dress" shoes. The right one I believe. It's from a batch of photographs I shot for the recently completed Chicago commission. While I was in the midst of composing the image for the theme of "Family" I took a number of shots of my shoes alone. I came up with quite a few compositions that work pretty well, and depending upon how this one is received, I hope to return to that folder of images, and paint more along this line in the future.

I'm currently working on another of my large (24 x 24) mixer paintings. I bought a really cool looking Hamilton Beach off of ebay a while back, and have been anxious to paint it. I finished the first pass today, and as always, I'm a little distressed about how it looks. This happens with every one of my paintings, so I'm remaining optimistic that it will turn out to my liking in the end. I haven't decided where I'll be sending either of these as yet. I may just stockpile a number of new paintings, then make the decision as to where to send them.


11 comments:

Chris said...

Love the shoe!

You mentioned being distressed on the first pass... oh good, I'm not the only one. Without fail, I always shudder on the first pass. I've learned to accept that as a natural phase and remind myself to look forward to the next time I sit with a painting.

TURCIOS. said...

FANTÁSTICO Y REAL!

Pierre Raby said...

Great piece Neil. Simple,deep and mysterious- love it!

Déjà View Designs said...

Oh wow! It makes me want to check for my husband's other shoe, so very realistic.

KEITH PROCTOR Daily painting blog said...

BRILIANT ALL ROUND, I FEEL LIKE I CAN SMELL THE LEATHER, "JUST THE LEATHER" !!

Paul said...

I love the asymmetry and the staying away from what most people would have done ... the heel against the right edge.
beautifully painted and I love the shades of grey in the back/foreground.

Paul said...

I love the asymmetry and the staying away from what most people would have done ... the heel against the right edge.
beautifully painted and I love the shades of grey in the back/foreground.

Abbey said...

Cool painting!

NJN said...

Love this lone shoe. Intense and with mystery.

Neil N

José said...

Let me brush-off the shinning quality of this work :-)

Best regards,

José

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