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  Sneakers

Cover art for the Christian Discipleship Journal magazine.

Client: Christian Discipleship Journal
Art Director: Anne Meskey Elhajoui

Watercolor on paper

Problem:
This was for a cover story about maintaining your "Endurance" of faith. Anne asked for a simple painting of some beat up old tennis shoes. A similiar problem really to the German image, how do you make something pedestrian interesting to look at?

Solution:
This was surprisingly fun to paint. The background is a swirling, iridescent blue with all kinds of texture from the way the pigment settled into the paper.

I see my work moving in this direction. More painterly images, with more texture. It isn't something you can predict, which keeps it interesting.

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