Monday, March 30, 2015

Old Favourites


These are a pair of my husbands ancient walking boots, just before he had to throw them out. After years of walking over boggy ground which is acidic, the metal eyelets started to rust, then gently disintegrate and fall off so he had to wrap the laces around them to keep them on!  The shape is beautiful and an interesting study for wet-in-wet watercolour study.

Initial wash of burnt sienna, quinacridone gold and umber and allowed to dry completely. I kept the lighter areas and then just kept applying paint wet-in-wet into the darker areas until I could do no more! Arches 300lb paper.

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