Originally inspired by a challenge prompt: shoes. There is a part of me that really enjoys jazz music of all flavors and the coordinated dance that accompanies it. Seems like once every four or five years I do a piece similar to this, although each time significantly better.
This piece is a practice and exploratory piece, as I played around with color, application of media, and the pushing and pulling of background vs foreground elements. This piece was a sample piece of the method and style I’m thinking about painting for an upcoming children’s book. (Oops, did I say that out loud? Well, the rest of the details about this book are proprietary, that’s the only hint you’re getting for now…)
Yes, I burned through a lot of detail brushes in the process. But it was worth it.