Thanks! I kept washing the brushes often so the paint wouldn't dry on the brush and that helped a lot.
Lol, she has one left and one right boot, both from a LOTR Eowyn. And now that I look at it closer, she DOES have two right feet. Wow, talk about a factory error...good thing is that it isn't too noticable since the boots are pretty straight anyway. I'll just have to take pictures at certain angles to hide her left foot