Number 2 in the red shoes series. This time attempting to be less defined and a little looser than the earlier work. It is surprising how difficult it is to get the result to be a "free" painting. Getting the lost edges to merge more and more into the background as they go away from the focal point of the shoes took far longer than the shoes themselves. I have seen the effect I want on lots of oil paintings but not very often with watercolour. Will try again with number 3.