The red shoes are the last “normal” shoes I wore. That picture was taken on a visit to Bilbao in 2005. Soon after I returned from my trip to Spain I had surgery on my back. It was not successful and I now live with Chronic pain. Eventually I needed special shoes as I have peripheral nuropathy which effects my left foot in particular. I can honestly say adjusting to the same pair of shoes 24/7 has been more than a little challenging.
Recently I came across the photograph I took all those years ago in Bilbao. I started using watercolor again recently. This is the initial stage of my picture.