Sunday, July 4, 2010

teddy


8" X 8" oil on board 
sold

Some little girl is missing her shoes.  I found these while I was on a walk just sitting on a wall with no child or parent in sight.  As cute as they were I had to have a photo, but left them there in the event they are missed.  Happy 4th everyone!








27 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet painting. The color is rich and the brushstrokes beautifully done.

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  2. Oh, they're probably my daughter's! She liked to look at her shoes more than wear them! Seriously, she's 25 now, so probably not! Love these, though.

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  3. Love this one Dana. They look like my niece's shoes.

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  4. Nice job...with a story. Happy fourth, Dana.

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  5. Sweet : ) I love the warm whites on the sandals.

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  6. Really cute and, of course, nicely painted. Love the color, the composition.. and the subject!!

    Little paintings like this just make me feel happy.

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  7. These are so cute, Dana. Great commentary.

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  8. these reminded me of my girls' childhoods. they wore shoes just like these...they are very British nursery looking.

    Beautifully painted.

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  9. I had a boy, I don't relate particularly to little girls clothing, but I just love this painting! The loose capture of these sweet little shoes and the soft violet shadow against the claret colored background is so appealing. Just beautiful.

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  10. These are oh so dear. Just tugs at my heart. Beautifully painted with sensitivity in every stroke.

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  11. Your shadows and buttery paint are just perfect for this unique painting. Hope they found their way home!

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  12. Oh, Dana...this is adorable. Love it!

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  13. Everything about this post made me smile. Just too cute and I love that you were inspired to paint them. Very nicely done!

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  14. Very sweet painting Dana. I hope these cute little sandals make it back to their owner...
    Kim

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  15. These are adorable! Hope you had a great holiday!

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  16. Oh, Dana, I absolutely love these sweet little shoes! You've painted them beautifully. I love that warm red terra cotta next to the creamy whites. Great painting!

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  17. Such a sweet painting, brings all kinds of wonderful images of the owner to mind.

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  18. Sweet! What a perfect summer painting. My daughter had shoes like these a few years ago. She hated them. It took too much trouble to buckle and un-buckle as far as she was concerned. They sure were cute on her, though...

    Hope you had a good Independence Day.

    -Don

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  19. Awww...now this is one heartwarming painting, Dana. Interesting how something as mundane as shoes can touch the heart. You are a true artist when you have the ability to do that with your pieces. ('Course, not that that was ever in doubt, but hopefully you know what I mean...) I wonder if mom/dad came back for the shoes? I love these!

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  20. This has to make you smile. Unless you are the mom of the little girl who lost them.
    Just love the way you painted this. So much feeling.

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  21. What a fabulous painting Dana...and that the scene was stumbled upon and not contrived in the studio makes it all the more sweet. How fortunate for you!

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  22. great work Dana. Love how you used the paint on these shoes.

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  23. Hi Dana, I have a lot of time following the blog, great work, great painter.
    Regards

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  24. Beautiful handling of the shoes, Dana. Hope you had a great 4th.

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  25. I like the pattern of the shoe toes and how the shadow of the vegetation seems to echo that pattern

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  26. Wonderful still life, Dana. I especially like the values and composition. The title rocks, too.

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