Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Flapper's Hat - original oil pastel portrait by Connie Chadwell


I've been wanting to draw this hat for a long time. It's just like some of the caps that flappers wore back in the '20's, and maybe it could even be that old, although I doubt it. I used oil pastels on 14 x 11" Pastelboard for this portrait. Thanks for stopping by Hackberry Street Studio! NFS

5 comments:

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Very evocative pose. So you like your hats tough to paint eh?

Cyndy Carstens said...

What a gentle piece. Oh to be young again. Hope all is well and you are enjoying the summer months.
Smiles, laughter and peace to you. Cyndy

Connie said...

Hi Bill - Yes, I don't know what possessed me, but I have always loved this hat, so just went for it. Thanks for your comment!

Connie said...

Hi Cyndy and thank you! I hope your summer is going wonderfully, too! Thanks again.

mysketch said...

girls red dress image is very interesting. I learned a lot from your techniques