Josephine’s Shoe in Acrylics

26 Oct

You may remember the adorable little shoes I purchased earlier this year.  They reminded me of one of my characters in a book-in-the-works.  Her name is Josephine, and I imagine she wore shoes like these.

Painting is always difficult for me.  It just doesn’t come to me as naturally as drawing, so I tend to put it aside easily.  Still, the bug to paint comes every so often, and then I’ll take out my brushes and give it a go.  I’ve found that painting from life is much more educational than using a photograph, so I usually try to use a real object.  I ended up using one of these fabulous old shoes as a subject, and started in on the painting.

I used three basic colors for this, with the addition of white and black for values.  It is much less complicated to use a limited palette, and it really helps me to learn more about color mixing.

Josephine’s Shoe

– Painted with Liquitex Acrylic paints.  Colors used were Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Naphthol Crimson, Mars Black, and Titanium White.

– Brushes used were mostly coarse flat, bright, and round brushes.

– 5×7 inches in size, painted on a canvas panel.

Josephine's ShoeCR

Thank you for looking!


Posted by on October 26, 2013 in All Artwork, Paintings


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6 responses to “Josephine’s Shoe in Acrylics

  1. Lenore Busch

    October 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Very nice Jenna, reminds me of your book.

    • Jenna

      October 29, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      Thank you, Lenore! I’m so glad it makes you think of my book. I’m always happy to hear from you. Thanks again! 🙂


    October 29, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    I truly like this painting…..

    • Jenna

      October 29, 2013 at 12:08 PM

      Thanks very much, Clarice!

  3. Inspired and pretty

    November 13, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Maybe you’re not as comfortable with painting as you are with drawing but you are also very very good at painting ! It’s a very nice painting and a beautiful shoe 🙂

    • Jenna

      November 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Thank you so much, Jocelyne! I am happy you like this little painting. The pair of shoes are beautiful, dainty little things. 🙂


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