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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Boot Scootin' Sketchin'

I was trying to keep from packing today, as I mentioned.  The Southwest and Western forum has the September Challenge going on.  One of the photos was two pair of brown boots, sitting on some steps.  I decided that if I painted our boots live, I could post the sketch in both forums, the SW and the Scavenger Hunt.

Scavenger Hunt 556

SW Forum September 2018 Challenge

I would rather paint from life than from a photo anyway.  The perspective in the photo of the boots was almost straight on.  I sat our boots on a table.  I like to paint/sketch with pastels standing up so the new perspective view was a bit looking down on the boots.  Much harder for me.  I should have put them on the hood of the Expedition!

I worked on them about 3 hours.  I took a break in the middle and when I started up again the sun was gone.  I was not enjoying the shadows, details and perspective so decided to stop where I was.

For Scavenger Hunt 556
Number 5, shoe - substitute of boots.  Pastel on Uart paper, 9 x 12 inches

For the Challenge, substitute real boots for the photo.

Hey!  I did play in the pastel dust and will pack my art equipment tomorrow.  All except my sketching stuff.  No more pastels until we get back home in Bastrop.


Bag Blog said...

The boots are excellente! I love the simpleness and the shadows. Yay for you painting - even if you procrastinated a bit on the packing :)

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, thanks. Maybe a quick marsh this morning. Ha.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the boots look great :) 3 hours well spent. meh just shove everything in bags and you are ready to go :p

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose .. that would be my plan. Not Mr. Gene... Thanks on the boots.

Joan Tavolott said...

Love the details on the boots! They are so much more interesting than shoes.

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, Joan. I used to wear boots a lot but now it’s more sneakers.

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