My New Yellow Rubber Boots.
It was great to get to spend some time in my art studio this weekend after getting through a handful of “have-to-do” tasks.
After recently painting some loose portrait-type figure paintings like this and this, I felt inspired to try some more “character” type illustrative work. I was inspired by some beautiful work I found on Instagram done by an artist in the Netherlands, Marleen Kleiberg.
My granddaughter got her first little pair of yellow rubber boots from the Easter Bunny last week, and even though they were two sizes too big, she fell in love with them. Her Mommy sent a picture on Easter morning of her wearing her new boots. She was decked out in a denim ruffle-bottomed top and peach/orange knit leggings with a matching bow in her hair (and a mouthful of jelly beans!).
I used some artistic liberty to create this painting, but Pap Pap and Mommy and Daddy knew just who it was when I showed them, and got a kick out of it.
A little over a year ago, I painted this little portrait of her. I can’t believe how much she has grown and changed in a year!
Oh the joy this little one brings to my world! And what a fun subject to inspire paintings.
Cheers & Hugs,