Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fun with my new Chacos
Well my favorite pair recently died on me, after nursing them along for 10 years with one resole and one re-webbing. So I recently got new ones, and wanted to "commemorate" them with a painting.
I'm not that big into Still Life as an artist, but for Chacos I will make an exception.
When the under-painting and first blacks were dry, including a wet-into-wet of the three colors for the gray of the sole, I worked on the straps. For them I used mixes of Manganese Blue Nova, Phthalo Green Blue Shade, and Ultramarine.
For the final touch I mixed up some wet puddles of the teal and the purple to load a brush with and create some splats. Blowing through a straw at the resulting splat puddles created the radial lines. A fun little commemoration for my beloved new Chacos. May they last me another 10 years!