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Black Hat


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Black Hat
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Alex Katz

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
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The woman on my small study is enjoying a painting from Alex Katz’s 'Black Hat' series. Katz is known for his images that are typically flat in color and form and for his depictions of daily life and leisure.

I like the differences and similarities between Katz's sitter and my own. The figure by Katz is shielded by a black hat and sunglasses. Mine doesn't wear anything like that, but she isn't revealing herself either. I like this layer of detachment together with the depiction of daily life and leisure.

I create small studies like Black Hat in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

Shipping takes about two weeks no matter where you live in the world. Price includes shipping and handling. You'll receive your painting safely packaged and ready to frame.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma