Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Watercolor Cowboy Boots

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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. )

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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.

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Of the three I did last night I think the window picture is my favorite. 

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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!

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