Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sketching Hats

Plein-air painters must choose the right brushes and paint, but they must also choose the right hat.

From left: Peder Krøyer, Carl von Marr, Theodore Robinson, Unidentified, Aldro Hibbard, and Ivan Shishkin.

Here are a few contemporary hat choices: Armand Cabrera, me, David Starrett, Jeanette G., Tom Kegler, and Jacob Collins.

10 comments:

Daroo said...

I favor larger brims for their sun shade and taller crowns for heat exchange.

The bigger the better -- so I'm considering converting my painting umbrella into a hat.

eyebeat said...

I would really like to know where Jeanette G. got that hat?????

william said...

I like my brown felt "Indy" style fedora, works great for keeping the sun out of the eyes and always makes me feel a little more adventurous when I'm painting.

jeff jordan said...

Painting with sunglasses on?

I used to paint outdoor murals with a friend, and we got to where we could compensate color mixing while still wearing shades, just takes practice.......

Rich said...

As to the first batch:
how about crowns? And Shiskin somewhat looks like Pissarro.

K_tigress said...

I would think that a hat would get in the way. Especially when you get a shadow on your paper and or your canvas or when the wind picks up.
That would totally bug me.

Michael Oxley said...

Mine's a large-brimmed safari-style number with ample ventilation. I like to sketch at Joshua Tree in California and the hat is essential to keeping heat-stroke at bay!

Andy Dolphin said...

I always thought a unique hat was essential in order to be recognised as a competent artist.

I never did get around to acquiring an interesting one but, after this last winter (in Australia), I'm thinking Hibbard had the right idea.

Lydia Burris said...

This post made me smile. :) Great hats!

Bethann said...

The "unidentified" fellow reminds me of many portraits of western artist (painter & sketcher) Charles M. Russell, also known as Charlie Russell. These two links provide great examples of Russell and his signature hats:
1. http://www.darvillsrareprints.com/images/Charles%20M.%20Russell%20prints/CM-Russell-portrait.jpg
2. http://franceshunter.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/431px-charles_marion_russell.jpg