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lilbelle
02-05-2008, 05:31 PM
My son is living with two female roommates so I thought this would be a fun one to paint for him :)

12x16in canvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2008/103642-DSC02045.jpg

And a close-up:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2008/103642-DSC02047.jpg

C&C's welcome. I have a few days before I take it to him when we go on holidays next week, if anything needs fixing.
Thanks for looking!

Linee
02-05-2008, 05:41 PM
It's always a delight to open one of your posts. This is no exception. :thumbsup:

gaykir
02-05-2008, 05:43 PM
Fabulous! What a great idea! From the shoes they must be pretty neat & tidy huh? :lol:
You did a great job with this.:clap:

idylbrush
02-05-2008, 06:20 PM
What a delightful image. Says it all without beating one over the head. Great fun and charming and you are right, I think he will remember it and even cherish it.

howyadoin
02-05-2008, 06:21 PM
Nice job. That's sure to be a conversation piece.

C_Line
02-05-2008, 06:48 PM
Wonderful painting! Amazingly rendered and the composition is just super. Wow, what a gift.

dreamz
02-05-2008, 06:51 PM
very nicely done, a bit more tongue in cheek would have been if your sons shoes where in the middle

*Violet*
02-05-2008, 06:57 PM
wow ... what attention to detail ... lovely composition ... dreamz suggestion would have been interesting but it's fabulous as-is ... top job !! ... :thumbsup:

lilbelle
02-05-2008, 07:40 PM
Thank you Linda!

Gayle, Believe me, out of the three of them my son is NOT the neat one! I tried! :o

Thank you Howard, I hope he likes it!

Thank you Bret!

Celeste, thank you! It was fun!

Thank Dreamz, that would of been a good idea, I wish I had thought of that!

Thank you Violet, I appreciate it!

SunsetSue
02-05-2008, 10:01 PM
Lillian, that is awesome, I bet he likes it a lot. I thought it was your reference photo at first. Wonderful painting. You are so imaginative!

debee
02-05-2008, 10:28 PM
This is really well done! The only thing that I can crit is that maybe there should be some sort of moulding...wood or otherwise...at the base of the wall where it meets the floor?

My son used to own a pair of red sneakers just like that. I loved the way they looked...thanks for bringing back the memory!

CamiTampa
02-05-2008, 10:45 PM
Nothing to fix. It's great. I bet your son is going to love it.

Cami

michelle stone
02-05-2008, 10:57 PM
Totally awesom!!!!one of the cutest paintings I have ever seen!!!you should do more!think of the possililities!!daddy daughter shoes,daddy son shoes,whole families or a couple just getting married!!I would want one!!!well done:thumbsup:

gurleygirl
02-05-2008, 11:45 PM
Lillian, this is so freakin' cool!! I thought it was a photo. What a cool and creative idea for a painting. Fabulous!!
Tracey

Margaret 59
02-05-2008, 11:55 PM
Wow Lillian, I thought it was a photo too!

MrsG_SoCal
02-06-2008, 12:08 AM
Wonderful!

TxAggieDarlin
02-06-2008, 11:01 AM
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT...great job

LavenderFrost
02-06-2008, 11:47 AM
Good one!

meganj
02-06-2008, 01:24 PM
that is a lovely painting, your technique is fabulous.

lilbelle
02-06-2008, 02:39 PM
Thank you Sue, Debbie, Cami, Michelle, Tracey, Margaret, Mrs.G, TxAggieDarlin, Michelle and Megan for commenting!

Debbie, thank you for the suggestion. There wasn't any molding in the reference photo, (which isn't my own) and I thought of putting one in, but in the end decided to kept it simple. :)

Michelle Stone, thank you for the enthusiastic reply! I like your idea of a series of different ones!

Tracey, it's funny where we get our ideas from sometimes. I actually got the idea for this from a picture on the back of a bus :lol:

Thanks again!

scottsart
02-06-2008, 04:45 PM
Lillian, this is just fantastic! Love the premise of the piece.. and the mood it presents. And the realism to this is just great! Well done

lilbelle
02-06-2008, 05:15 PM
Thank you Scott!

Viuhti
02-07-2008, 07:15 AM
Love it! The palette is great. I love the way shoes can tell a story. Never mind the molding, it is mone effective this way. We donīt have any moldings in our whole house.

purplepansey
02-07-2008, 10:50 AM
It looks great, and a cute idea too, nice work on those sneakers.

Charlie's Mum
02-07-2008, 10:53 AM
Wouldn't change a thing!
Superb subject - and beautifully executed :thumbsup: ........ just wish I could think up subjects like this ;) :envy:

Roger Evans
02-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Elegant in its simplicity and perfect in its execution. I like it a lot.

Roger

lilbelle
02-07-2008, 02:58 PM
Thank you Viuhti!

Purple, thank you for commenting!

Thank you Maureen!

Roger, you know I'm a huge fan of yours, thank you for the nice comments!

Assaf
02-07-2008, 03:40 PM
That's such a great idea for a painting! Great piece, I would hang it on my wall in a heartbeat.

lilbelle
02-07-2008, 04:11 PM
Thank you Assaf! He's pretty good about displaying the paintings I've given him, or maybe he just puts them up when he knows I'm coming for a visit :lol: