Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Trio of Hats

36"x 40"
Oil and acrylic on Canvas

Although I never really know what they are going to look like at the end, when I first look at a photo I have a general idea of what kind of painting I want to make. For some reason, this painting needed to be really large and to have a bright blue background. Maybe it is because the color and size seem in contrast to the fairly stiff postures and dark dress. I love the huge hats on the two women, although I am sure their whole outfit was uncomfortable to wear. The man in his black suit is my great-grandfather in his younger days.

This is another piece that looks much different in person than it does on the computer, and I am still debating whether the background is done, but I love it too much not to go ahead and share!

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