I was asked to paint some toddler wellies, but we didn't have any that small; my children are both at primary school now and we didn't keep the old wellies.
So I asked around and borrowed some (these are an infant size 4, UK size; I don't think that either of my two ever had feet this small! They certainly never had shoes this small.). The pattern made the painting somewhat trickier (I did supplement my knifework with a brush stroke or two), but it also gave the painting its context. What is a camouflage pattern for if not hiding out among the leaves?
Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 cm
19 July 2013