Thursday, December 25, 2008

Mia's Shoes

Merry Christmas!

I was commissioned to do this shoe painting for a friend of mine by her husband. I heard that her friends had wanted to purchase one of my other shoe paintings, but they had all sold, so I told them that I thought it would be more special to paint some of Michelle's own shoes to make it that much more personal to her. I knew she had some fabulous shoes! So, I received an email from her husband asking me to paint this for Christmas for her. I asked if he could shoot the pictures of the shoes and gave him very specific instructions on how to shoot them (at eye level, in a row, maybe turning one around, etc.), and he came back with great pictures for me to work from. I made this composition up by mixing her athletic shoes with her dressy heels. I can hardly wait to know her reaction! I hope she was pleased!


Carole Foret said...

OH, it turned out great! I'm sure she loved it. The red shiny shoes are killer!

Carla said...

HI Claire, thanks for leaving a note on my blog. YOur work is beautiful and I love your portrait of yourself. Very elegant. Carla

Claire Kayser said...

Thanks, Carla!

Your photography is great! I just retired from being a professional portrait shooter for the last 10 so that I could concentrate more on painting and teaching painting. I still love to shoot.

I love your blog and all the great photos and books you're alerting us to.

Have fun in Paris!