The Woodsman Begins

"the woodsman"
“the woodsman”

Here’s my new motto: Illegitimi non carborundum

It’s a mock-Latin aphorism that means “Don’t let the bastards grind you down”.

I’m working on my last hat portrait. It’s about half way done so this is a progress “report” if you will.

That is my last hat portrait that has a person in it. It’s not the last for all time. It’s just until I can find another good image to paint. Until such time I am going to paint the hats without people in them.

This hat portrait is of a Dutch friend who lives in Sweden. I’m calling it “The Woodsman” and he is that. It’s a rather difficult subject because of all the little details in the clothing/hat and lesser so in the background. I’ve had to decide what to keep and what not to keep. The face I got right away.

4 thoughts on “The Woodsman Begins

  1. BeeHappee February 26, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Wow, Renee, you are good! I really like it.
    Good motto too.

  2. Ron van Wiggen February 27, 2015 / 7:25 am

    Damn, that is good!
    I am very impressed…. and honoured.
    Your depiction is flattering.

  3. Donna February 27, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Contemplating what will fill his garden come spring.
    His happiness is from our own happiness to sit with him, content in the silence.

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