Original has been executed in CHALK PASTEL on cartridge paper – my lovely new patent grey leather flat shoes. I used to love those shoes so much. In this image I’m sitting cross-legged looking down at my lovely new shoes with a sketchpad and a pack of pastels on my lap. Not such a nice carpet though. That was in a student flat from some years back in Limerick City, Ireland. ….Just don’t ask me how many years back, OK!
I executed this piece when I was about 22 years of age.

1,561 views @ 29th March 2013.

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    BLYTHARTover 5 years ago

    Okay, so this was taken in your student flat last week (flattery gets me everywhere) ….

    Seriously, I like the unusual angle you have chosen … the carpet is also interesting.

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisover 5 years ago

    Great colours, angle and patterns in this one Oria ~ Anni :)

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    love this.. and am glad you said you were crosslegged… and then i relaxed… wonderfully done ;))

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    love it!! love new shoes!!! awesome!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

  • Orla Cahill
    Orla Cahillabout 5 years ago

    A big thank you to the anonymous buyer who made a purchase of this image as well as two other images from my portfolio. Hope it brings you joy. Many thanks, Orla.

  • nancy salamouny
    nancy salamounyabout 5 years ago

    Every woman knows…that when in doubt, go shoe shopping, they never let you down!! Love this painting! Time to go shopping for shoes and do another one since you sold the original (do you still have the shoes?) Congratulations on the sales.

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely work….bravo Orla!!!

    IRISHPIXalmost 5 years ago

  • Gorandos
    Gorandosalmost 5 years ago

    just love the angle!, great job!

  • nancy salamouny
    nancy salamounyover 2 years ago

    wow… shoes have such an uplifting power, they always seem to know where we are heading… wonderful work here!

  • I love shoes…..not really into bags like most girls….never seem to spend more than 20euro on a bag….but when it comes to shoes….I just love them….have about 60 pairs including heels, flats, boots, etc. I know some girls have a lot more though. I even have a pair of 5inch heels and I’m 5foot 10inches. That makes me 6ft 3" then. A girl can never have enough shoes. :)

    – Orla Cahill

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