|Kate Kern Mundie, Hat and Camera, 24 x 16 inches, oil on panel|
Can you paint a portrait of someone without painting a person? I think of this painting as a portrait of Jim instead of a still life. Jim is known by his hats and is often snapping photos with one of his cameras.
I LOVE painting hats; the shape is so nice. The hat has some structure but also some organic form from being worn. They seem so simple but can get complicated.