The Hat Maker (Finished) Today 04/08/2010 > DEMO by Ken Tregoning

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Well here it is me at the grind stone Ha haha!
as they say can’t keep a good man down or an Artist of the stretcher?

This will be an OIL on Stretchered linen canvas
size 100cm x 80cm
1meter by 800mm

I am working from a photo of a work J. K. York allowed me to tackle on of his fantastic photos
I have been looking forward to starting this since I first saw it, thanks James.

I have roughed it out in charcoal pencil and used my fingers for toning in a few spots for her dress
etc. It is a log cabin type construction so the tones must reflect the rustic end of the look.

and the sketch on canvas in charcoal pencil

Day one.

Day two.

End of day three.

End of day four.

End of day five.

Sorry all for today to many other things to do.

28-07-10 Update getting there slowly.

The Hat Maker…

Well here she is getting closer to the home stretch

The Hat Maker 30-07-2010 UPDATE
Oils on Stretchered Linen Canvas

The latest update in the long line of updates
for the Hat Maker.
Here you can see the apron and the drees has been worked on and more detail to the floor on the right lots to check out.
I hope that you enjoy the visit.

Getting ever so close now…. Enjoy

The Hat Maker (update) 02-08-2010

So now you can see I have started on the head blocking in the colour of the hair and face for reflection colour, you can see the straw in her hands and a bit more detail has been added.

But there is still lots more to do before she is finished however she’s getting there.

Thanks for watching my Demo.

Enjoy looking at this latest update.
Thanks Ken Tregoning

The Hat Maker Oil on Canvas
1000 × 800 Unfinished

Well it is so close to being completed I can feel it.
Well here she is The Hat Maker (Finished) unsigned

Oil Paint on Linen stretchered canvas
100cm x 80cm

I painted this as a Demo om my Redbubble page
thanks to another bubble star who offered me his photo to turn into this painting, from J.K. York … James, a sincere thanks, I hope you like it .

A fairdinkum Aussie Artist who love to mix mediums and styles this along with subects from nudes to beach scenes, Can’t remember a time when I never held a brush pencil or hammer, working in Oils, Watercolours, Acrylic and Pen & inks, even had a hand in Computer Graphics & Furniture Design…
Formal training in Art & Design, Graphics, Advertising and Photography.
Enough Enjoy my works…. Thanks Ken

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  • Ken Tregoning
    Ken Tregoningover 4 years ago

    Step one my rough out in charcoal pencil from the photo straight onto the
    the linen canvas
    taken without a fash and at night with existing light (hope you can see it)

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago

    Group Activity and Support Reward
    Please visit the Feature Forums to Receive the Congratulations

  • “Oh!” Mary this is out of the blue my dear… wow and Thank you for this feature, Mary I love your group and the enourmous ammunt of work you do to ecourage us Artists to achieve and produce.

    Thank you and the group for this honour.

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago

    That’s sound more better :) Hope to see you in November. Definetively your wife is invited as well. I saw her work, she would be pursueding painting. A lot of people know how to draw, but do not have the eye for the colors and paint. This is what your wife has…a born talent.

  • Mary my wife if ever I can get her to paint has the ability to put me to shame, No joke! her eye for colour and compsition is beyond my own she would be exceptional, but she wont paint.

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Ken Tregoning
    Ken Tregoningover 4 years ago

    Stage two in the hat maker
    Having sketched it out I have started with the background, sometimes I WILL BLOCK IN LARGE AREAS this time however I have chosen to work from right to left toning to the light brom the darkness
    I find the timber constuction of the cabin a really amazing thing to paint to get the aged oak and damp rustic look at this stage I can see that the figure is not blending with the background but will be a prominent feature whit the lighting playing an enourmous part in bringing her to life and giving aimation to the painting.

  • Ken Tregoning
    Ken Tregoningover 4 years ago

    Well its day 3 not finished for the day a rather short one had to go into Peter Macs (I wouldn’t be here but for them) for good news, anhow you can see that i’ve worked in the door onthe left and the table is coming together along with the timberwork below still needs darkening but that will come a bit later, Oh! yes and the windo I have altered to include Antique style window glass fitting the period and the wicker basket is under the table
    still it is getting there.
    Enjoy …… Ken

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 4 years ago

    This is wonderful Ken,to be able to follow as you work is a treat;)

  • Shanina I might make fun of it sometimes but at the end of the day I enjoy painting so much it hurts when I dont!
    Hugs for the comment Ken

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Ken Tregoning
    Ken Tregoningover 4 years ago

    Well that’s it for today
    Washed the brushes and put them up fpr the night.

    What has happened in my painting, it’s a bit like a Jigsaw filling in the gaps trying to lift the center character out and yet bring dimension and depth to the painting. It has been a long day but i’m almost happy with the way it is progressing.

    I have been playing around with different colours to the original Photo as you can see. mainly because I don’t want to drown the lady out with ligt nor drop her into darkness, this way I can shaddow back as I go to get the depth of field.

    So good night… tomorrows a really hectic day as it’s our 5th Aniversary of when Didi and I met so tomorrow it’s brushes down, Lady’s first.
    HAha allways, gotta go. Enjoy

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    Magnifique Ken! This is so interesting! You have created a great 3D effect with the recessed window and achieved some lovely ‘warm’ darks too. This is going to be a great painting. I can feel it in me bones! (Congratulations to you and Di on your anniversary)……

  • Aw geez I wouldn’t go that far but I think it will make a fine addition to my collection of unsold masterpieces HAHAHA, you are a Gem, I’m using some expensive but fantastic Oils they mix and make painting with them a pleasure, Di & I went to the Crown in Melbourne and dined at Silks restaurant (Chineese) but so darned magnificent and drank Moet chandon while gazing at the Yarra river flowing by just beautiful. Thanks for your Congrats and all, Hugs Ken

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago

    Dear Ken, I opened a topic in our Workshop Forum introducing your work. You are welcome to stop by, it is dedicated to entirely to you

  • Hi Mary, I just updated the pic, I still have todays effort to go on too Later.

    Thank you for your wonderful help here! xoxoxoxox Hugs

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thank you Bobby for your comment.

    – Ken Tregoning

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