I picked this shoe to paint last year as one I would love to really have in my closet to wear. I liked the darker reddish hue to the shoe's python leather and of course the trademark of the red inside heel and sole. It was a tougher color with all the shadows to paint than I thought earlier. I tried a number of reds, dark reds, red browns and used a number of them mixed to try and get the variety of colors in the shoe but remain homogenious(sp). I also decided to outline with darker watercolor pencils. In the end I also used interference red to give the color a little lift. The background reminded me of trees in a tropical jungle where the pythons might live--safe with this painting.
Red Python Pump 6x6 Watercolor on 300 lb watercolor paper
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