“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”
– Will Rogers
4″ x 4″ Acrylic on Ampersand Artist Panel
Don’t you know the reference shoes were plain old ordinary black? I had such a good time painting this! All the little shadows that give the laces form are fun to play with. I added all the light I could muster up, just by playing with the shadows.
Don’t you love Will Rogers!
About Will Rogers
American humorist Will Rogers was considered the Mark Twain of his generation. He was born in 1879 in Oklahoma, of Cherokee descent, and left school early to become a cowboy. In South Africa his showy roping skills won him a job in a traveling Wild West show, and he quickly switched over to vaudeville and film acting roles. He wrote six books and 4,000 syndicated columns. An avid flier, he died in a plane crash in 1935.