Here's another digital shoe painting for the 'Soleful' book. This piece represents the father of someone I interviewed for the book. He died of lung cancer. Being a cowboy myself this was a very rewarding piece to paint. I wanted it to be heavily textured to futher enrich the painting; it helps support the rugged cowboy appeal.
The 'Soleful' book is a collection of still life paintings of shoes that represent the walk in life of indivuduals that died from cancer. The book is a fund raising project for cancer organizations and 100% of profits are donated to find a cure. The book is likely to be released in December 2010 or January 2011.