Those of you who have been following this blog awhile probably recall that I've asked several other blog artists to join me in a monthly online painting Challenge group.
We take turns month by month picking out what we'll paint. The idea is to challenge ourselves and have fun. (Past Challenges are at my sidebar if you've only recently been watching this blog and want to catch up.)
It was my turn to pick what to paint this month, so I chose Converse as a subject. I've been meaning to portray these reminders of my children's days at play for some time. These shabby little family treasures have been sitting in my studio for months waiting to be the subject of a still life painting.
They've been handed down several times from one child to the next. Although several other pairs of better looking Converse shoes are in the house, these have more stories to tell.
Original oil 5"x7"
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin
I dearly love what everyone painted this month: such colorful and charming ideas for our simple subject.
(left above) "Always Untied" 6"x6" Oil on panel ©2011 Robin Cheers(center above) “Just Hanging Out” 6x6” Oil on hardboard ©2011 Sharman Owings(right above) "Converse Reds" 6"x6" Oil on canvas ©2011 Ruth Andre
(left) "Big Red" 24"x24" Oil on canvas ©2011 Suzanne Berry