Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Old Baby Boots
acrylic on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping
My studio is above the county historical museum, and some of their holdings are still stored in cupboards up here. There are several shelves of old shoes from all eras, including these wonderful little child's leather boots. I'm guessing these are probably late 19th/early 20th century. I'd like to do a whole series of shoe paintings--we'll see if it materializes.
This painting and Saturday's post were done with Golden Open acrylics. I bought a sample set and am experimenting with it. The paint stays wet much longer on the palette and canvas than conventional acrylic. It takes some getting used to--I'm just learning how to handle it. The paint has a much more resinous, gooey feel, almost like honey. Still, I'm thinking I could learn to like it...time will tell. I would love to hear reactions/tips from any of you artists out there who are using it.