I was excited to paint this pump today because I personally like to wear a sling heel and have an open toe. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors on my palette as well. I decided to take a look in my old paintings to see if there were any good backgrounds to use the rest of the way in the Challenge. Yeah, I found quite a few to use. The problem with this background was I didn't realize that there was still fluid on the paper. It was this great grayish color and so I had to do a little maneuvering to get it to be similar. The heel was different from any other shoe I've seen and it certainly would keep me stable -- gosh, another shoe I think I need to own......
I used Quiller's turquoise and also Cobalt Teal Daniel Smith. I used Moonlight Interference and Silver Interferace by Daniel Smith to give the heel and background a little glow. Jeaune Brilliant for the sole.
I spent the morning getting the paintings lined up for the rest of the Challenge and worked on seeing if I could pull off a mostly white shoe on Yupo to my satisfaction -- stay tuned.
When I think of Turquoise I think of the SW desert and so it is named:
SW Desert Platform Pump 6x6 Watercolor on 300 lb rough watercolor paper
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.