Thursday, December 17, 2009

Platform Boots


12x12 inches
watercolor on Yupo synthetic paper (available)

At least a couple time a year I like to paint something in response to an online subject. Maury Kettell has a site called Watercolor Passion, and four times a year he posts a challenge. This one, which ends December 31, is "Shoes."

My interpretation of the theme was to use my friend Rich Fletcher's photo of a big city shop window filled with platform shoes. I painted fast and loose with bright saturated colors. The nice think about Yupo, a synthetic plastic surface, is that the colors stay bright and are easy to lift. I had a good time lifting out the reflections on the window.

Here's the link to the site:


There's still time to submit a painting of your own if you'd like to give it a go.

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Sharon said...

Your mastery of Yupo is impressive!

JoAnn said...

I love your kinky yupo boots....so loose, almost abstract. Great!!!