red shoes

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Today's post is a watercolor sketch I did in one of my experiment sketchbooks this week.  I love the idea of using shoes as a still life subject.  There are always interesting shapes and colors to be found in the arrangements, and of course they're also, well, shoes.  I like how this one turned out, and ended up wishing I had painted it on better paper.  I never know when an experiment is going to be a keeper or just an exercise.  I should probably just paint on good paper all the time.   It would be a better strategy for learning to paint,  because the paint acts much more predictably on good paper...I'm sure I'd paint more often too, since good paper is such a huge treat for watercolor painting!