ShoeStories by Claudia Lynch

XXXmas Stocking Shoe

I already knew what was in the stocking.


It was something I'd been wanting for an awfully long time.


She was full of surprises, so I didn't figure it would spoil my enjoyment of Christmas too much if I unwrapped just this one thing a little bit early.


She had a different idea. "Christmas isn't until tomorrow," she said. "Besides, I gotta run."


If she did, I couldn't find it. As far as I was concerned, this was the most perfect Christmas stocking I'd ever seen.




XXXmas Stocking Shoe
Gicleé print, signed & matted — $75

This also exists as a holiday card!

Every shoe tells a story — This stocking was quite challenging to paint...I kept a little paint-by-numbers chart next to me the whole time, telling me which areas were seen through what and how many layers there were.


It's not easy to make a view of a shoe that looks good from the back. Most of the time they look surprisingly not like shoes when they're isolated.


(Apologies to You-Know-Who for filching the idea of a red sole, but I'm sure he'll understand. C'mon, it's Christmas!)


"I'm proud to be represented in more downstairs powder rooms than any other living artist!"  — Claudia Lynch

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