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The Red Hat

The Red Hat

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"The Red Hat" Original impressionist landscape oil painting by Hilary J. England

Materials:oil on Belgian linen canvas
Dimensions: 8" x 11"
Date: 2013

This is an original work of art done en plein air in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I saw a young woman in the park with a giant red hat, which just screamed for attention, yet she seemed uncomfortable with both the hat and the day in general. When she turned her back to me, I got to studying her hat and her silhouette against the bright, hazy blue sky, and thought: without seeing her face, the mystery of her story is very intriguing. She can have so many things, either positive or negative, that are affecting her, and yet, with her back against the plane of vision, and her face to the sky, she is an enigma.

She could have heaven or hell seething in her eyes, she could have just won the lottery, or gotten a break-up e-mail from her boyfriend…we never know what is happening in the privacy behind the curtain or veil of our faces. So, I painted the red hat.

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11.0" x 8.0"
oil on Belgian linen canvas

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