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Number three in the baby shoe series. These are vintage baby shoes that I found on eBay. I love searching for still life props on ebay...treasure hunting at its best. I have found some really good deals because I'm not interested in collector quality, just the intrigue of the objects. For instance I found a Fiestaware teapot for under $10, with cracks and a few chips. I like to search garage sales, too. Last week I found a vintage graniteware teapot and a coffee pot..$3.00 each. They'll eventually show up in one of my still life paintings.
Art tip # 15: For a terrific palette get a piece of heavy glass, a large as you like (mine is around 20x24) and lay a middle value gray paper underneath it( I actually made a large value scale that lies under my palette, you might even just have three values..light, middle and dark. In my Open Box M plein air palette I cut a piece of glass to fit and put middle value gray paper underneath (besure to add a little tape-tab on one edge so you can ift it out to clean now and then. Lastly, I also have a glass palette in each of my Masterson air-tight palette boxes (again, middle value gray paper underneath or value scale). It is hard to judge values when you mix on a white palette.