The Hat

The Hat
Watercolor, Portrait Study
9″ x 12″

This model was a newlywed, who had recently arrived from the UK, and I thought, while painting her in the hat someone asked her to wear, how much we Americans have embraced wearing hats again, I think partly due to the beautiful hats worn in the UK’s royal weddings. I have always had a love for English romance novels, castles, and the English countryside (which I have never seen in person, by the way) and of course the Beatles, so these images danced in my head while painting her, and still do each time I view this painting. This painting is currently on display during the month of December, 2014, at The Underground, Fayetteville, AR, as part of an exhibit by the Portrait Painters at the Underground.