Friday, July 9, 2010

One for the road

...or trail. A hiking boot. This boot is only a week old - hence its good condition. I remember back in art college in object drawing class we had to do a pair or old work boots. I think it was one of my favourite drawings from my years in school. Boots have a lot of character, especially as they get worn in and comfortable.
6"x6" / oil on panel / NFS

9 comments:

Rachel Roushey said...

Those look like awesome hiking boots, you really show the character of the boot through the painting. Makes me want to go on a long hike.

Gwen Bell said...

Love seeing this rough hiking boot next to the ultra feminine sandal below! So fun! Great job on capturing the chunkiness of the boot and the thick leather.

Karen Bruson said...

This one does have a lot of character. We need these in our wardrobes as well as the pretty ones.

LindaHunt said...

I haven't worn a pair of hiking boots since Wyoming...these bring back wonderful memories! You captured the wieght and texture of the boot. Love the browns that you are able to get.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

it reminds me of those boots done by Van Gogh...this painting shows beautifully. Clear, concise painting.

Julie Hill said...

This series is so fun to follow...hoping you will be doing more..can't you just see a collection of your works on a wall.

Gary Keimig said...

wonderfully done Kim. Really like your last posted landscape.

AK said...

very interesting colors, fabulous painting.

SKIZO said...

WOW