View Full Version : old boot in oil
01-25-2002, 06:56 AM
See the painting further down this thread. thanks
01-25-2002, 07:57 AM
Hope this helps,
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01-25-2002, 08:34 AM
yeah, but the image is 475x600 @72dpi
Edit: Works now! I used attachment instead
01-25-2002, 03:13 PM
What I see is dark on dark......if you used a dark background with a dark leather boot then I think you made a mistake in composition...... if there is something wrong in your scanner then I dont know what is wrong.
01-25-2002, 03:53 PM
maybe our monitors have different settings ?
01-26-2002, 04:12 PM
Ah thats better, this is right up my street, I like it. It realy does look like a real old boot.
Mine is in the kitchen cooking the dinner...lol
01-28-2002, 08:08 PM
Well, I'm looking forward to when I can paint like this.
That said, the boot doesn't look too old - still pretty shiny, no big scuffs or rips to speak of, and ... well, was it just resoled? The "corner" inside the arch of the heel is perfectly square... trust me, that's not how old boots look. Perhaps old but just not beat up?
02-01-2002, 02:13 PM
I agree....the boot could use some scuff marks...discolerations, cuts, etc. Why? Because then it has some character and alludes to a story about it's owner.
The background I feel is wrong. If you have a dark item....and you do...then use a light or lighter background. Shade the background so that the boot ...or part of the boot...is "haloed". That way you make a more dramatic still life that tends to grab the viewer.
If I had done this....I would have added at least one more item and most likely several that gave the viewer more clues about the owner. Things like, spurs, cards, sherriffs badge, gun, etc. Or if the boot is supposed to be new....which is what you painted...then things that releate to a new boot owner....book on horses, photo of guy/girl on horse, blue ribbon....etc.
Still lifes are better recieved when they tell a story.
02-02-2002, 08:51 PM
What a great boot!:D I like it! It does look like an old boot to me. And Vallarta, it does tell you about the owner: the man is neat and takes care of his belongings. The old does not nessesarily means worn out, you know...And if somebody's new boot looks like that I feel sorry for poor man: he should be really poor:rolleyes:
02-03-2002, 08:11 AM
Great rendering! I agree with Vallarta though - if the objects don't tell a story then the composition must or else it gets a bit dry.
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