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  • Writer's pictureKate Hopkins-Searle

A difficult shoe for Marie Henneberg

This Klimt painting of Marie Henneberg is very different to the one I was working from previously – much more subtle in terms of colour and pattern. Naturally I assumed that Marie would have wanted an extravagant pair of shoes underneath those pale skirts and that waterfall of ruffles so I used a variety of pattern creation; carved, impressed and raised.  I also added lots of braid and beads which, with those cool colours, will be picked out in platinum.  This one shoe took me an entire day until 8.00 pm at night and I still couldn’t get the frill on the front right so had to leave it before my head exploded and come back when I was calmer the following day to finish it off.  I’m hoping that the right shoe will come together more easily.

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