Recently, I gave my blog a little makeover. Did you notice? I felt like painting it red.
Maybe it was due, in part, to the fact that I was painting red ballet shoes. You may remember last month I painted a pair of pointe shoes with an indigo background.
As it happens, I was asked to paint the same image with red shoes. A rather simple task when I've already got the sketch worked out - it really just involved different colour choices.
The first time around, I went with a fun green tone in the background:
original watercolour ACEO painting
(I'm not sure what happened with my signature - I think I got distracted somewhere around the first "N")
these things happen.
And then I wanted to try something a little edgier - more monochromatic - with a grey background. Having spent many hours in my youth nursing tired toes that sometimes bled from too much pointe work, I just love how the red "bled" into the background. Happy accidents.
original watercolour ACEO painting (sold - prints available)
The images above are both uncropped. When cropped to fit standard ACEO size, they'll look like this:
The client I painted these for selected the grey one for her collection.