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Catherine (the milliner)

Carl Chapple
Width: 18cm
Height: 23cm
Oil on board

About the artwork

I met Catherine at an exhibition in Cardiff where were both exhibiting - me showing pictures, Catherine showing hats. When I mentioned that I had always wanted to paint someone wearing elaborate headwear, she offered to sit for me, which was fun.

About the artist

Oil on canvas/panel
Charcoal on paper
Keen to engage portrait sitters in the creative process - discussing ideas for poses, compositions, etc.
Being thrilled/inspired/intimidated by great paintings and sculpture. Feel much the same now.