Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Karin's boots

I managed to do the Different Strokes project this time, with time to spare even! I liked the laces winding in and out and around, and thought I'd make that the main feature - but now I think I could have exaggerated them more... and I hoped the blues and browns I used (ultramarine, burnt sienna, Smalt and magnesium brown, all W&N) would granulate and make the boots look worn and scuffed, but they turned out looking pretty well-polished!

7 comments:

laura said...

The look well-worn, and well-loved--i.e., buffed!--to me. Beautiful job--they're very 3d! The texture on the wood floor is very nice too.
(I love Smalt--got a small tube as a freebie)

Gillian said...

Gorgeous boots, C! They do have a glow about them. The palette is warm - the subject so familiar. Reminds me of Oregon days...

Mona said...

Cathy, I am enjoying your work and I have tagged you. It's on my blog.

Cathy Gatland said...

I got the Smalt free too Laura - I think it's a trial run to see how popular it is - I hope lots of people order it.

Yes, GH, they look like USA sort of boots - I should have painted velskoen, nê?

Mona - ooh! Tagged! Gosh, thanks, I think :-) I'll have to ponder the 7 things for a bit, but thank you!

dominique eichi said...

Your boots are BEAUTIFUL and RICH. So is the rest of your work. I will be praying for Zimbabwe : (

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks Dominique - it's got to help, somehow, sooner or later...

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Real character in these boots!!
Ronell