the semester is coming to a close
and so must my paintings.
my semester-long series of body paintings is almost complete!
the last of the works was painted using my feet.
this final piece has been a challenge for me for many reasons.
i wanted to use my feet to offset and compliment my finger painting,
but i didn’t want the piece to look as though i used my feet.
this is because all of my other pieces are quite abstract;
you can’t quite tell what they were painted with.
even though i love footprints,
that’s not what i wanted to show.
so, after some trial and error,
i decided to dip just my toes into paint and smear them against the paper.
and yes, i did it against the wall.
once i was finished,
my boyfriend came in the room and asked why i didn’t just do it on the floor.
i thought about doing that.
but it was predictable.
many people have painted with their feet…
on the floor.
but not me.
i wanted to try something more difficult and something new.
and trust me, it was hard!
it was definitely a test of my balance and flexibility.
as you can see,
i couldn’t quite reach the top of the paper.
so, tomorrow i may rotate it and do some more.
one thing i like about this piece is that the first mark i made
actually made my nail polish come off on the paper.
you can see the faint pink line in the picture below.
so much for black and white.🙂
as you can imagine,
i made a complete mess walking around with paint on my feet.
i loved the footprints on the floor so i had to make a print for myself.
it’s not apart of the series,
but i love how it looks!!