New Work – These Boots Are Made For…

I’m excited to reveal my latest artwork, These Boots Are Made For…

Copyright Kim Walking Book, Watercolour Artwork, Inspired by biking, hiking, dog walking, selfies, summits, exploring, potholing, bird watching and cycling.
These Boots Are Made For… Copyright Kim

My newest artwork is all about getting boots on and exploring the awesome outdoors. Using a walking boot concept the illustration is to evoke memories of time in the hills. The painting can represent whichever hills you most like to roam. Here I see the Pennines, Peaks, Lake District and Scottish Highlands.

The walking boot is a landscape for miniature silhouetted people to be experiencing, exploring and enjoying.

Watercolour painting, summit selfie, dog walking  and climbing/ abseiling. Copyright Kim
These Boots Are Made For… Summit selfie, abseiling and getting out with the dog detail –
Copyright Kim

This piece which is now available as a medium or large art print in my shop. The print makes a great Christmas gift or treat for yourself.

Medium and large art prints and greeting cards in the Inspire by Kim shop
The medium art prints, large art print and greeting card – available in the Inspire by Kim shop.

Making The Artwork

As the colour palette needed is very different from my ski art I headed to the Peak District National Park to study the colours, rock forms, folk and foliage.

It’s lovely to get outside and paint and observe. Painting from life is wonderful and I always have at least one interesting conversation when someone comes by to take a look at the work.

After painting on location I brought the colour and form insights home and worked on painting the boot feature, for the characters to explore. The boot is a Hanwag Boot with Vibram sole from fitted for me at Outside in Hathersage.

Work in progress at the painting session. Han Wag walking boot and Kuretaki watercolour paints. Inspire by Kim

The earlier study at the back of this picture was painted before the location painting. The location painting really helped to capture the more muted colour palette and how the grasses and other foliage are.

Own The Work

The high quality giclee archival prints are professionally printed and mounted. The artworks are printed on 300 gsm 100% cotton paper and expertly displayed in a stunning conservation grade glacier white mount. Order soon to have it in time for Christmas.

These Boots Are Made For…  Cooyright Kim
The mounted prints are ready to frame and fit standard frame sizes.

These Boots Are Made For… was the completed ready for the Renishaw Hall and Gardens Food and Craft Fair.

Here are closeups of the detail of the work.

Fancy A Drink?

A good walk always has a pub somewhere along the way. A spin off piece of this work is this The Queen Pub painting in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who had a great love of the outdoors.

Watercolour pub painting in memory of Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen Pub – Copyright Kim

More about the Peak District National Park here. If you like the boot check out Han Wag and for boot fitting head to Outside. The pub is in Hathersage, but the real pub is not called the The Queen. Full marks to anyone who can name it.

This waking boot concept evolved from the popular Apres-Ski – Party In Your Ski Boots illustration which was published in Ski A to Z.

Apres-ski walking boot being painted for the Ski A to Z book

To see all the artworks available as prints visit my shop

Art shop, gif
Selection of ski and snowsports themed wall art prints

Thanks so much for being here. Please subscribe to my blog to see new work as it emerges.

Best wishes


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