Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vintage pumps - SOLD

I bought these pumps about 20 years ago at an antique show. Although marked my size, they were pretty tight so I think I only wore them once (and paid for it!). They are from the 50s, made by JewelTone. I didn't pay much for them but wanted them as a work of art - they were just so pretty. They are silver, with the part around the toe covered in silver sparkle.
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel / $75

26 comments:

AK said...

The final effect on this one is amazing. How do you manage to pick up such unusual subjects.

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful shoes! And the colors are good! Shoes make such fun painting subjects.

LindaHunt said...

I love vintage shoes I am always checking them out when we go to Thrift stores. This is a fresh and lively painting! Very nice!

Rick Nilson said...

a fine specimen of footwear.

dacoop said...

Love this shoe Kim and the palette that you chose for it!

SUSAN RODEN said...

A wonderful pump Kim! Just love how you leave the red /rust outline showing.
Sparkles with elegance.

liz wiltzen said...

Outstanding piece Kim, you really nailed this one! Love the changes in colour temperature on the front of the show as it turns from the light, Subtle and very, very believable. Great work!

Ralph said...

I am sure they are indeed beautiful shoes I have to take your word for that this is indeed a beautiful painting of a pair of shoes. Now back to the shoes they look like they would be torture to wear I can never ever understand this aspect of the female that they want to push their feet into such torture chambers.

Alice said...

This is such a fun painting .... it conjures up thoughts of it's past life in the 50's .... what dances it has danced and who wore it ??? .... a bit like a Cinderella slipper.:)

Julie Hill said...

What a fun and feminine piece. i like it a lot.

Tammy Hext said...

Kim - this is my new favourite of yours. We have to get together and go through each others paintings in person sometime. Maybe after the next icecream/coffee outing.

Kim said...

Thanks! I was really happy with this one : ) And yes Tammy - sounds good!

Kim Blair said...

What a fabulous shoe! I can certainly see why you purchased it and especially why you wanted to paint it.
Nice little hit of pinky orange for the leather on the heal.
Kim

jennifer woodburn said...

Gorgeous - you have absolutely captured the silver sheen.

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Kim--Love this painting! Masterfully done..:))) I shared this one on DIGG this morning. I guess you could say I "dig" your shoes!

mary maxam said...

I LOVE painting heels and this makes me want to revisit the subject immediately. wonderful job!

Barbara M. said...

Super painting. I don't know how women wear these shoes without hurting, but I always admire the fact that they do. Now where did my sneakers go?

Ciao,

Barbara

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Mmmmmm, what do I love best about THIS painting? I love the beautiful lines... the glistening effect of your highlights, and the orange reflection on the front of the heel - and that's one fine bow! I just love shoe paintings!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Great placement, values, palette and subject.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Wonderful painting! wonderful color choice, and a gorgeous shoe. Do you think I could get my ginormous 9.5 size feet in them?
Loved your painting of Tammy in the garden.

Lisa Daria said...

Love this painting - that glow on the heel, the fading of the shadow - and I think I have the vintage coat to match that shoe - it's suede, A-line, knee length - also marked my size, but. . . I just can't move my arms completely. . . eh, who needs full range of motion?

Love the value range too. . .

Dawn Sherman said...

Oh Kim, I just LOVE this one!! The design, the colours, the execution, BEAUTIFUL!!! It's a shame they don't fit. You being from Kansas and all. : )

Kim said...

Yes, but those would be ruby and these are silver. lol

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Awesome! Looks like a Wayne Thiebaud painting. I just LOVE the elegant neutrals and the poppy tinted reds and lavenders. You make this sort of sparkly graphic painting look EASY!! Love it!!

Crystal Cook said...

THIS PAINTING IS STUNNING!!! Holy cow Kim!

I am in love with it, I want to be best friends with it!

You're so talented :)

Elizabeth Destouches said...

The shoes are indeed lovely, and so is your painting. I am impressed with how you have made the shoe glow and sparkle.