Friday, August 27, 2010

"Trainers" by Canadian daily painter Kim Rempel - SOLD

Or more appropriately, "Stinky Trainers". This was a challenge from Ralph, who said, sure, I could paint pretty shoes, but he'd like to see what I'd do with his smelly trainers. So here you are Ralph! : ) The blue packet on the top shoe is a neat little velcro pocket that he stores his key in when running. Thanks Ralph - it was fun!
6" x 6" / oil on masonite / $75

12 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

Great job!

Erika Lee Sears said...

I love painting of shoes.. I think it's the idea of thinking about all the places they have been. :) Beautiful.

SUSAN RODEN said...

Fun Kim - and you painted 2! Think it's a looser style than you usually do too, which really like the effect.

Funny what you said on my blog about "what did I see" - a donut, ha! That's a good one + I should have thought of it.

AK said...

They are no longer stinky! you've made them look fabulous. Can I send you pictures of mine too!!!

Kim said...

Thanks!
Sure AK, send them over ; )
And Susan, I ran out of my RayMar panels and am painting on gessoed masonite until the new shipment comes in. I find it quite different to work on but I like it. The surface holds the paint differently.

Kelley Sanford said...

Nice job on the "stinky" trainers and how fun that Ralph challenged you.

Ralph said...

I think these are absolutely wonderful KIm. My wife agrees she loves the loose way you have interpreted them. Thank you so much.

Ralph said...

I should hae said that right this minute I do not have a spare $75 but if I do and when I do.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Super job on these shoes! Love the rich reds and loose brush work.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

I love the loose brushstrokes, and subject matter, so playful!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

I have seen these shoes at my house. You got the character just right.

Stephen Parker said...

You were definitely up to the challenge. I can almost smell them now. Great job, Kim.