Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Days

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 hardboard

LinkThis is my contribution to this week's DPW's The Shoe Challenge posted by Cheri Homaee.
Cheri asked us to paint significant shoes in our life.

These saddle shoes belonged to my wife who passed away in '04. She loved dancing. So these shoes symbolize her healthy teen days. Although her last few years on earth were very difficult... I know she is dancing now.

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com

My Etsy

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

17 comments:

  1. Dean, Another wonderful painting!

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  2. my new FAVORITE. Amazing how you achieved that chalky white appearance, like the shoe have been whitened several times. Could not be better!

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  3. I love this painting Dean and the tribute to your wife brings tears to my eyes.

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  4. I have to agree with Celeste and Barbara above, Dean. A most fabulous piece, one I hope you will keep for yourself. I also wore this type of shoes when I was on PomPoms in high school. Wish I'd have kept the shoes!

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  5. hi dean,this painting is very nice.not only for its sentimental value. but the nice composition, and the clear lines and colors.i like it very much. i must say, that dancing is an art too, and may i say,i hope your late wife was a good dancer.as you are a great artist.take care ben

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  6. Thanks a lot, Celeste! I got that chalky look by greatly varying the pressure on the brush.

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  7. Thanks for the kind words, Barbara. Actually...writing those words brought tears to my eyes. Tears of a good sort.

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  8. Thank you, Sherry.
    There's a rose painting that I did within a month of her passing away. That is my keeper that is not for sale.

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  9. Thank you, Ben. I always truly appreciate your thoughtful comments.

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  10. Nice composition. I like the way you captured the details of a well worn shoe.

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  11. A beautiful painting and wonderfully painted. Love the shimmery whites. You've captured the timelessness of memories. Lovely tribute to your wife.

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  12. I remember those shoes... what a lovely tribute.

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  13. You just took me back, Dean!!! I remember when my Mom took me to Buster Brown's to get me my saddle shoes! They were soooo comfortable. I just love your painting and your beautiful tribute to your wife!!.

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  14. Dean, these Saddle Oxfords bring back memories of my high school days and dances. Very well done! Thanks for sharing your story and the loving tribute to your wife.

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