Monday, June 29, 2009

"Hats Off"

6"x 6"
acrylic on canvas

This painting is really about my grandmother. This was one of her many hats. She always wore hats, big hats, small hats, ugly hats, and beautiful hats. You never knew which one you were going to get until she showed up to the function. Her hats were much better than her wigs, which in the seventies was probably fashionable. I remember waking up at her house as a child and trying on wigs from her wig draw. My brother, cousins, and I would take turns trying on all of her wigs before she got up in the mornings.
This is one of the many hats we found as we put her house in order. We thought it a little odd that the little lady that owned the hat boutique had come to pay her respects. But after coming across some of the elaborate hats with the equally elaborate price tags it made a lot more sense. I can naturally assume my grandmother was a loyal and constant customer. When we went through her hat boxes some of her hats had not even been worn, I guess she hadn’t found the perfect outfit to match.
$75.00 + $5.00 shipping

1 comment:

Gwen Bell said...

You can always tell a Real Lady by her hat and your Grandmother sounds like she was a true Lady. "Hats Off" to her!(great title by the way)

This portrait is so wonderful, and even more so knowing the history behind it. Thank you for sharing that!