Boots Full of Flowers
These boots full of flowers are a fun commission for a long time collector. He’s asked me to do this as a Valentine surprise for his sweet wife. So please help me keep the secret and don’t tell her! My basic plan is sketched out with a Sharpie pen in my sketchbook. As you read through my blog you may click on any of the images to see them larger.
Moving to the canvas, I begin by drawing the boots with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin Original.
Our recipient LOVES Hearts, so I let the Heart-shaped leaves of a Sweet Potato Vine tumble down and hug the boots.
Just have to add a few Yellow Roses of Texas to the bouquet!
Sunflowers are another of her favorites. As well as Texas Bluebonnets, that are washed in with a mix of Ultramarine Blue + Liquin Original.
Delicate Johnny Jump Up Pansies dangle out of one of the boots, enticing a Hummingbird to visit.
Two more Hummers zip into the scene!
The red tops and hearts on the boots are washed in with Alizarin Crimson + Liquin Original.
The heads of the Hummers are Viridian Green + Liquin Original, while their ruby necks and the soles of the boots are made with the same mixture we used for the hearts. I’ll let my oil wash drawing dry and we’ll begin painting in our next session. Hope you’ll come back and follow along.
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