Painted Shoes "High School Vans"

comments (11) October 7th, 2008 in gallery     

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Pictured here is a pair of Vans I am painting for my Daughter.  She asked me to paint a pair of high school Vans with the fronts being a favorite drawing she found that I drew in high school (Shes in high school now!!) These are from my swallow series and will have all sides painted when done. 
Here is the drawing from my school notebook.
Pictured here is a pair of Vans I am painting for my Daughter.  She asked me to paint a pair of high school Vans with the fronts being a favorite drawing she found that I drew in high school (Shes in high school now!!) These are from my swallow series and will have all sides painted when done. 

Pictured here is a pair of Vans I am painting for my Daughter.  She asked me to paint a pair of "high school Vans" with the fronts being a favorite drawing she found that I drew in high school (She's in high school now!!) These are from my "swallow" series and will have all sides painted when done. 

Photo: Danyelle Ortega-Roberts

Here is another pair of Vans I'm working on.  My daughter is absolutely one of my best friends so I want them to be very special! She came up with the front panel idea right away, as she has always loved this drawing.  The sides are taking a little longer to define since she is such a complex young lady!  She's a cheerleader, she's had a menagerie of animals, loves lp records and Marilyn Monroe  and oh so much more... what to choose!  I will update the post with new pictures as we complete the sides. Thanks!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Danyelle Ortega-Roberts
posted in: gallery, wearable, keepsake, other fiber, paint, footwear, skater chic, sportswear, canvas

Comments (11)

yourcosplay writes: a nice work, maybe i can try painted my shoes with the style,haha....
Posted: 1:40 am on December 28th
darknesswithin writes: Hello Danyelle, Your designs are beautiful. I am currently doing a project about hand painted shoes and was wondering if you would be able to answer a few questions for me. What do you use to paint your shoes? How long does it usually take you to complete a pair of shoes? How well does the design stay on the shoes? How long does a pack of whatever kind of paint you use last?
It would really help me if you could answer these questions.

Thanks.
Posted: 9:06 pm on May 29th
TICHA writes: Hello Danielle, This is great work. Can you design leopard or ELVIS......HEYYYYYYYYY You go girl..Love Ticha
Posted: 2:43 pm on January 26th
dany4bec writes: Oh man...thank you. I have been very busy since, I hav,t even had time to really post more shoes but, yes I have. My family is from New Mexico and a large chunk of my family is still there, cool. We'll talk soon I hope:) Danyelle
Posted: 1:39 pm on January 22nd
BLUEBUDDHA writes: YOU KNOW .... IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE PICTURES OF THE SHOES THAT YOU PAINT THAT I DESIDED TO POST THE PICTURES OF MINE. YOUR DESIGN AND EXECUTION ARE SIMPLY AMAZING! I LIVE IN NEW MEXICO AND THE MUERTOS THING IS REALLY APPEALING TO ME ... AND THE SKELETAL BIRDS ARE SO FLIPPIN' COOL! HAVE YOU PAINTED ANY MORE SINCE THESE?
Posted: 11:58 am on January 19th
lindalaser writes: Wow! Fabulous art! You have an eye for art and a mind for philosophy. Life/Death are always great themes. Colors are great!
Posted: 6:28 pm on December 27th
dany4bec writes: Hi Sandy!(Burtongilroy) OMGoodness! Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you wrote about my paintings. My mom has been busy sharing this site and she just told me that she sent to the Chayrez family! :) Working like crazy these days on designs and paintings and will try to keep everyone in touch new updates. Keep those prayers coming, I need them now more than ever! xoxo Danyelle :)
Posted: 5:36 pm on October 12th
dany4bec writes: Gosh, Thank you so much! RachelPhilips you are so intuitive, my daughter and I are very close, (in age as well as affection)and we have been through a lot together. I am so proud of her. She is getting older now and I feel the child slowly making way for the woman in her. I think there is a bit of that reflected in these shoe as well...
Posted: 8:28 pm on October 9th
jortega525 writes: Those are freakin awsome I want them...
Posted: 6:35 pm on October 9th
RachelPhilips writes: Great use of color and placement. I see the rose is a new addition to the sketch? It really adds a lot to the composition and balances the bird nicely. I love seeing the fine arts & crafty commingling and the inter generational sharing is so powerful.

As I read the piece, your daughter reaches back and touches the girl you were by reviving this piece from your past and offers the gift of the rose (herself) to you, as you care for her soul (s) through that essential but often taken for granted - Mama love gift - New Shoes!
You are one lovin and talented lady. You daughter is a lucky gal to get to sport your artwork. I hope you put a crystal clear spray or a "finish" the surface in some way to seal and preserve it as long as possible.
Posted: 12:55 pm on October 9th
Burtongilroy writes: Hi Danelle, Beautiful work, Great tallent. Keep up the hard excellent work you are doing it is amazing work! Thanks for sharing with us Debbie. We will keep you in our prayers and yes keep you in mind on ideas, Thanks! Sandy
Posted: 10:17 am on October 8th
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