You may remember the adorable little shoes I purchased earlier this year. They reminded me of one of my characters in a book-in-the-works. Her name is Josephine, and I imagine she wore shoes like these.
Painting is always difficult for me. It just doesn’t come to me as naturally as drawing, so I tend to put it aside easily. Still, the bug to paint comes every so often, and then I’ll take out my brushes and give it a go. I’ve found that painting from life is much more educational than using a photograph, so I usually try to use a real object. I ended up using one of these fabulous old shoes as a subject, and started in on the painting.
I used three basic colors for this, with the addition of white and black for values. It is much less complicated to use a limited palette, and it really helps me to learn more about color mixing.
– Painted with Liquitex Acrylic paints. Colors used were Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Naphthol Crimson, Mars Black, and Titanium White.
– Brushes used were mostly coarse flat, bright, and round brushes.
– 5×7 inches in size, painted on a canvas panel.
Thank you for looking!