Yep. That’s what it says. “Cowboy up or go cry in the truck” Ha! I saw a photo of some cowboy boots in the September issue of Country Living Magazine (I’m a little behind in my reading). : ) And decided to see if I could sketch them out on some watercolor paper. Then after I finished painting them, I decide to go in search of a quote to add to the empty space on the side of the painting and found a quote that made me chuckle. Not sure why I decided to paint them since I don’t even own a pair of cowboy boots. But they reminded me of the boots I saw in shop after shop when I was in Nashville a couple of years ago for a wedding and looked basic enough to give them a try. They were a fun mini painting project. (I found the frame in the photo above at Goodwill. It doesn’t have any glass or a back for it but it won’t need them for the project I have in mind. Anyways, Seemed like a good way to display last nights painting projects. )
And then I found myself binge sketching and painting. After the cowboy boots I then sketched out the window picture and sketched it from a beautiful photo I have saved on my All Things French board on Pinterest. Each of the paintings are rather small…just the right size for a beginner like me. I took a large piece of watercolor paper and folded it in half and then in half again and then gently tore the sheet into 4 smaller sheets and sketched and painted three by the end of the night.
Of the three I did last night I think the window picture is my favorite.
And then last but not least I made this fence painting. I found the quote first online and love it and so decided that the simplest way to illustrate it would be to sketch a small fence. So it seems inspiration can come in any order and from anyplace! Hope you are having a Happy Wednesday!