Commission: These Boots

Building on my recent commissions, I’ve had another commission to do a further painting. This one is to distract from the side of a cupboard installed in a boot (utility) room. The picture will be face-on as you enter the room from the kitchen area.

So when it came to subject matter, it seemed obvious to use the boot as a theme. Wellingtons aren’t particularly in keeping with the area, but being on the edge of Snowdonia, walking/hiking boots seemed very apt. I’m fond of the recent trend toward including typography in images, and a classic lyric popped into my head…

commission: these boots


  • Reused deep edge canvas (10″x14″x1½”)
  • White gesso
  • WHSmith Acrylic Paints: Sand / Raw Umber / Paynes Grey / Titanium White / Rose Madder
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Burnt Sienna / Raw Umber
  • Posca Pens: Black (PC-1M, PC-5M)
  • Winsor & Newton Galleria Matt Medium