"Amy's First Shoes" 5 x 5 inches, Oil on Gessoboard
Collection of the Artist
There is a paint copper challenge on Daily Paintworks. I normally don't paint metal because...well it's difficult and I have enough problems with self esteem. But the temptation was too great when the metal was copper. Back in 197_ I decided to get my daughter's first pair of baby shoes dipped in copper and mounted.
Traditionally baby shoes were dipped in Bronze. But I loved copper and it was a choice. Some people went overboard and got their baby's shoes dipped in silver. But not me, because I didn't want to eat macaroni and cheese more than the month it would take to save for copper.
Let me tell you...Painting copper is harder than I feared it would be. But after 4 scape's, I got this and I'm more than pleased. So thank you, Carol Marine for posting the challenge. I learned more than I should have!
Below is the actual shoes and the the actual Amy at 3 months old.