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CL 001- Still Life Of High Heel Shoe Christian Louboutin

CL 001

G. Boersma
acrylics on masonite
9.8" x 8.7" or 25,2 x 22 cm

A while ago me and Petra of Amstel Gallery were talking about my greatuncle
Jopie Huisman
. As you might know he was a realist painter and well known for his paintings of rags and old shoes. We both expressed our appreciation for his paintings when Petra said beneath her breath that somebody should paint modern shoes. Suddenly we were both silent, looked at each other and I said that's a very good idea!

So here it is, CL 001, the first painting of my new series of paintings about high heels. I especially choose to paint high heels, because they are modern, hardly painted before, but above all they look so classy and stylish. The high heels also make for a very nice diagonal composition. It's very powerful.

The shoes are brand new and the light background makes it look really fresh, almost like an ad. I like that. It makes the shoes look like they're waiting for their new owner to pick them up. We can only fantasize what she will look like and what great parties the shoes will be worn to. To emphasize the idea of an ad I thought it would be fun to give the painting a title with letters and numbers like companies do with their products.

Todays high heel shows a shoe by Christian Louboutin, perhaps you knew already when you saw the trademark red sole. This week I will post a new high heels painting everyday. Sure hope you will enjoy those!

kind regards, Gerard