100 Portraits – No. 16 – After Alex Katz

after alex katz

After Alex Katz
“Black Hat 2” (2010)
oil on canvas
20 x 26 inches

I’ve been looking at the paintings of American artist Alex Katz recently. And have a new appreciation for his art. I decided to do a copy of one of his portraits and I chose this one. I love the flatness, the boldness of the yellow, the lines and graphic-like composition. I know this may seem odd as it’s called “Black Hat” but I decided to use a mix of pthalo blue and burnt sienna instead of black for the hat and the woman’s top (just to make it a teeny bit different).

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