Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Baby Steps, Oil, 6x8

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My mom had a pink ceramic baby shoe for each baby.  I THINK this one was my sister's, as I seem to remember a big chip in mine.  But the pink was so delicate it was a bear to paint.  I suppose putting it in front of a pink background only made it more difficult, but I tried putting it on bright, neutral and white backgrounds, and none looked 'easy' (that's what I'm looking for...;).  So this is a sentimental piece, I wish I had these for my own babies....
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13 comments:

  1. I think you handled that soft pink just beautifully. And the colors of the dotted background and the green is just perfect. I like the shadow, too. Gives the painting depth. It is a lovely, sweet painting!

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  2. What next, Kelley? Lovely soft and gentle image of a baby shoe in an unusual material.

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  3. I love this Kelley!
    Sweet and lovely and the pink looks perfect.
    Great choice of colors for the set up!

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  4. Your colors are perfectly delicate for the baby shoe. Love it!!
    My mom had our shoes bronzed.... not as pretty...lol!

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  5. Kelley, so adorable! This would make a sweet baby shower gift, or a great present for a new mom! Perfect color combo!

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  6. Nicely done, Kelley and it is so dellicate.

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  7. Very sweet and beautifully painted, Kelley.

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  8. I love everything about this sweet painting! Just beautiful!

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