Celebrating in Florida last week
the 50th birthday of our friend and well known
fashion icon Rebecca L'Equyer (Detroit Area, MI)
I designed this golden duo for her:
"The Train of Cinderella's Dress."
Rebecca has over 400 pairs
of fashionable, collectible
and contemporary shoes,
which are part of the book "Shoes" by Caroline Ashleigh.
As Rebecca writes on the first page:
collection tells you stories of
There's something magical about shoes...
Just ask Cinderella.
Texture, another element of art, is used to describe either the way a three-dimensional work actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work.
Use of texture, along with
other elements of design, can convey a
variety of messages and emotions.
Texture gives a painting a character.
This is what I did:
I dipped cheese cloth in gesso and "glued" it down with gesso.
While wet the cloth is still pliable.
I shaped a shoe and the train of a dress.
Partly I wrapped the cloth on the sides to give it even more dimension.
When dry, it' hard as a rock.
Then I spray painted both of these gems with a thin layer of 14 Karat gold spray paint.
Each Gem has a metal, yet a very soft look.
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