Monday, March 28, 2011

Day One Hundred-Ninety Six

'For Mom'

8 x 8 oil on panel
100.00 + 4.00 s + h

Our mother was a shoe Designer... Many years ago. She designed for Brown Shoe and International Shoe Companies, taking trips to New York City as a young woman to see the newest fashions from France and around the world. She had gone to Art School after high school, to learn her skills. She designed for a St. Louis Company called Amity Pattern, which made the 'lasts' for the shoes, so they could be produced. They had a last which was designed especially for her foot, in case she wanted to wear one of her own designs, they could make them for her.
Dorothy used her art all through her lifetime, finding a niche for herself wherever she worked. She finished her St. Louis career as a portrait artist, and general designer for the Army Records Center, of all places!


  1. what a lovely post to accompany an incredible painting!! there's something so personal and wonderful about these shoes. i love the palette and the strokes...just beautiful!!