Hat Series

Hat Series 2: the beginning of the drawing

I haven't completed the first painting in my "Hat Series", but I was pretty sick last night (love sheep's milk cheese, but boy am I allergic to it) and when I woke up this morning I felt pretty shaky and not up to painting.  I didn't want to cancel on my model, so I thought something that would cheer me up is dressing her up and starting on the second hat painting (it absolutely did:)).  I got this hat from a vintage hat seller on ebay.  It took a long time to figure out the pose, etc., but here's what I decided on.  The drawing isn't done, but you can see the major outlines of the pose.  hatseries2drawing72dpi