Thursday, December 11, 2008

Favorite Boots

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8"x 8" Oil on linen.


This painting was done in a flash. At least a flash for me. It is my third submission to Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes from Different Folks" blog. The reference photo was a shot of her favorite work boots. I wanted to keep it loose and a little ''rough" looking in keeping with the subject matter. A linen canvas board was used to add texture and I kept my color palette to two blues, two browns, white and a touch of yellow ochre.

I stopped before I felt the piece was finished so that I wouldn' t take it too far. Maybe tomorrow I'll see something minor to change and I'll be able to leave the rest alone. It looks so unfinished to me now , more like a study. I'm going to wait a while before posting to Karin's blog until I know if it's done. It's not due until next Wednesday so if you want to add your version of Karin's boots, jump in!

Update: I left it completely alone and sent it to Karin's blog today- Friday the 12th.
I feel totally unsure if it's done, but I'm taking the leap! LOL


rick nilson said...

I just don't see you in these clod hoppers, but if the shoe fits. Just walk on pins and needles and don't change a thing.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks for your validation of my decision. That helps!

I do avoid wearing "big" shoes like this, 'cause I have clod hoppers of feet. These boots on me would look like I was walking around in buckets of concrete! lol

Debbie said...

Marilyn, I think your boots painting is great the way it is. I also like the shapes and shadows you created in the background. It's much more interesting than whats in the original photo.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks Debbie. One of my artist friends made some suggestions for changes/additions and now I'm not sure again. Oh well, I already sent it, so it stays!!!

dominique eichi said...

great boots ! don't change athing

Marilyn M. King said...

OK Dominique! Thanks