An Ode to Women – 3rd theme Women in Hat

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Hello dear artists! I hope you enjoyed the first theme and second theme and now ready for the next one!

If you didn’t have a chance to start/finish all the portraits from previous themes – don’t worry, jump right in. You can finish them later, any time before March 8th.

You can use any medium, substrate, size you are comfortable with. If you are using Ipad – please start from scratch.

Go ahead and show your efforts in our Album in FB group, we are excited to see what you create!

If you have friends who might like to practice with us – feel free to invite them to our FB group, the more – the merrier.

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Most important – have fun and be kind to yourself <3

Women In Hat

This theme is short and sweet: 4 references only. Enjoy!


Hats are a very noticeable accessory because the onlooker’s attention is first drawn to the face. A hat is the most noticeable fashion item anyone can wear, and it’s fun to draw/paint too!

Reference: 15/30

This challenge was prepared for you by our guest artist Emma Petitt (

Young model

Art supplies: sheet of mixed media paper on drawing board; hairdryer; amsterdam paint in: titanium white pyrole red, turquoise green, raw sienna, paynes grey; water spray; old credit card; brayer (optional); flat edge brushes 1.5 inch and 1/2 inch; black charcoal pencil; stabilo marks all pencil in black; fixative

*** WE ARE HALF WAY THROUGH the 30 portraits in 30 days!!! WOOHOO!!!***

Reference: 16/30

This challenge was prepared for you by our guest artist Deborah Thoden ( )

Liane de Pougy, an actress and courtesan in Paris during the Belle Epoque.

Art Supplies: Pencils Eberhard Faber 2.5 F; pencil Prismacolor 966 Cold Grey Medium; Derwent Ivory Black 67; General’s White & Black charcoal pencils; General White Pastel Chalk pencil; Uniball Signo UM 153; Tombow Mono Knock 3.8; eraser; Paper Strathmore Toned Gray 80 lb

Reference: 17/30

This challenge was prepared for you by our guest artist Bonita Balster Hendriks (

May be a closeup of 1 person, food, flower and outdoors…/vrouw-die-een-hoed-draagt…/

Supplies: toned Tan Mixed Media Paper from Strathmore; Caran D’Ache Grafwood Graphite Pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B; Faber Castell Polychromos Pencil; White General’s Charcoal White Pencil; Tombow Mono Zero Eraser; Faber Castell Kneaded Eraser.

Reference: 18/30

This challenge was prepared for you by yours truly- Olga Furman ( )

Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales, was a member of the British royal family. Although she was known for her shyness while growing up, she showed an interest in music and dancing. Diana began dating Prince Charles, heir to the British throne who was 13 years her senior, in 1977. The couple first met when Diana was a child and reportedly played with Charles’s younger siblings. Prince Charles proposed to Diana with an 18-karat white gold ring topped with a 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. Following her divorce, Diana devoted herself to her sons and charitable efforts, including raising awareness about the dangers of leftover landmines in war-torn Angola. She struggled with depression and bulimia. While visiting Paris, Diana were involved in a car crash after trying to escape from the paparazzi. She was 36 years old…

Happy creating!

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