Monday, February 22, 2016

The Red Hat #1

The Red Hat #1
Image Size 7.5" x 11"
I think I've found a new series.  I've had several photos of my friend Beverly in this red hat for many years and as with last week's painting of my daughter, I was too intimidated to try painting her.  This really doesn't look like her, but I'm still happy with this painting.  I'm really enjoying painting portraits much more than I thought I would.  Maybe I've found a new calling....

This was done on 200# Waterford paper which I really like.  It has a soft surface and that little bit of extra weight really makes a difference.  I didn't know I had any left so I was pleasantly surprised when I found this little piece.  I painted most of this on saturated paper and finished the details once it dried.


  1. Yea, this turned out well. Good colors and blends do you are in your way. All boils down to measuring to get likeness. Can't wait to see more

  2. I do hope this will be a series, Nancy! Your portrait work is excellent and LOVE her hat!!

    1. That hat is amazing, isn't it? I'm excited to do a series of it.


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