The Hat Maker 30-07-2010 update<< by Ken Tregoning

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

Well you can see a fey more bits and changes have been made to my painting.
Yes it is so close now I can almost taste it, I guess it will be one of my most favourite paintings I have ever done, simply because I have enjoyed almost every minute of doing it,

There has been bits added and a few alterations although there is still lots to do, I’m enjoying it so much I almost dont want to finish it, “Joking!”

Enjoy looking at this latest update.

Thanks Ken Tregoning


woman, cabin, lady, hats, worker, demo, maker, the hat

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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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 4 years ago

    It’s coming along wonderfully Ken. Really love the details you’ve already included.

  • Dear Jim thanks for the heads up on watching my painting evolve, I’m here at work today designing and selling fine furniture I’m thinking of making a table the same as the one in the painting and calling it the Hat Maker Table how’s that for detail.
    I appreciate you comments Thanks Jim from Ken

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 4 years ago

    I’m impressed Ken, I’m afraid my woodworking skills are limited to a few bird houses around the yard and replacing the occassional spindle on the front porch. LOL

  • I guess you can see that I like timber it shows in this painting all the Oak and Mahogany ahhhh! just like work.

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    I am soooooooo impressed Ken. It is going to be perfect! I can tell you are at the stage where you KNOW it is going well, it’s really enjoyable, and I bet you feel like you can’t do anything wrong! This one has really flowed onto the canvas at every stage you have shown us. I almost don’t want you to finish it either!!! LOL! I can almost smell the ‘lavendar polish’ that she has rubbed into that table!!! I definitely think you should make a table like it.

  • AHHHH! no lavender Polish criminal a perfect Lacquer will never need polishing just a clean damp cloth with water and a glass of Scotch with Ice to enjoy after.
    It has taken me in total hours about three days but as I havent been working at it fully it has blown out over that, Yup! it has flowed but along the way I’ve made quite a few alterations and over paints to get the effect I really want.
    I may Just make the table even if I only make one for the fun of it!.
    I can always rely on you to cheer me up! Thanks “Namma!”

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutabout 4 years ago

    Your textures are coming out really nicely! I just love the bullseye windows and the light on that central hat.

  • The Bulls eye windows I thought were a nice touch and more a period thing to show I think or the old green tinted poured glass, Randy I’m back working with oils and still finding my way but getting there I think, Thanks for your words Mate!

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 4 years ago

    Love the windows Ken, great idea….she’s coming along beautifully, love the warm glow on the underside of the table and the worn effect on the legs…;)

  • I didn’t think you could see her legs? Oh I see the table! Shanina you are a Gem of emmence value.
    thank you.

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 4 years ago

    hahaha…you’ve done that on purpose haven’t you Ken….or it was an unintentional stroke of genius;)

  • Haven’t you heard? … that the pen is mightier than the sword but the brush can turn a piece of coal into a diamond, Ok! my mate Leonardo Davinci and I have got that one licked. Thanks Shanina hehe!

    – Ken Tregoning

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 4 years ago

    You turn a word as deftly as a brush lol!

  • Shanina, let me say this, as an artist I paint with my head as a writer I write with my mind and as a poet I pen with my heart, as a friend I can only be me, Shanina my friend you are lovely!

    – Ken Tregoning

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