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01-21-2012, 06:15 PM
I look terrible in hats but I keep trying them on in the hopes that one day I will perch the perfect chapeau on my head and I will appear so elegant that I will be mistaken for Royalty.
This is probably not that hat... :)


12x24 c&c welcome

01-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Perhaps you've taken tips from Fergie's daughters?! I love her face!!

01-21-2012, 08:46 PM
This is great! At first glance it looked like a still life of a table. As I scrolled down the face appeared. Excellent job and creativity.

01-21-2012, 08:48 PM
That is one delectable hat... and I love your style!

01-21-2012, 09:56 PM
Thanks Gayle! - Yes I think the Princesses definitely served as inspiration here!
Thanks Kort. I was kinda hoping that might happen. Glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks Wilfred! I enjoy your style too!

01-22-2012, 01:07 AM
Delightful! Which is something I have come to expect when I open a Chia post.

01-22-2012, 07:13 AM
hehe, great hat!!!! LOL



01-22-2012, 08:10 AM
Marvellous Coralie - do I sense a series starting?

01-22-2012, 08:53 AM
Coralie: you have a great style: this is so whisical....Love It!


01-22-2012, 10:07 AM
As expected your delightful sense of whimsy and visual elegance. Lovely piece, I can't help but smile.

01-22-2012, 10:16 AM
So funny, I thought you posted the wrong picture because you were talking about hats and I didn't see one... until I scrolled down more.:lol: I look terrible in hats too.

Lady Carol
01-22-2012, 11:05 AM
Oh, I don't know...I think you would look good in this hat.

I love your creativity.

01-22-2012, 01:26 PM
:clap::clap::clap:This is an absolute gem, and guaranteed to bring a smile

chammi kaiser
01-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Coralie, this is the highlight of my day. Love it to bits.

01-22-2012, 05:03 PM

01-22-2012, 05:14 PM
an acrobat'number!!super work with all the details!!!the face tells a lot too!!
agnès 'clem'

Kathrin G.
01-22-2012, 06:38 PM
I just love your work :clap: Every post is like a surprise present and never fails to delight and be full of joy. Love the detail :clap: :clap:

01-23-2012, 01:37 AM
Frank, thanks so much! I'm happy with this one - although it took way longer than I anticipated.
Andy, thanks! Glad it made you chuckle.
Doug, I'm not sure if this will be a series - I have such a short attention span but I'm really enjoying these "hatted" ladies so far. I will go where my muse carries me I guess!
Derek, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
Howard, thanks! I love that term "visual elegance"!
Pattilou, thank you! Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who will remain hatless! Perhaps a fascinator might work....:rolleyes:
Thanks Carol. I might give it a go but I certainly couldn't carry it off with the same aplomb as this lady!
Laf.art, thank you for that lovely comment!
Chammi & Flopka, thank you!
Clem thank you for your comment especially about the face. It's out of my comfort zone so I really appreciate that!
Kathrin, what a nice thing to say! I had no intent to add so much detail but was enjoying myself so much that I was loathe to quit!

01-23-2012, 10:16 AM
great idea and well executed

01-23-2012, 04:35 PM
What a fun painting. It's very good, loved the cakes!! yum!

01-23-2012, 06:19 PM
this is fun- great work

01-23-2012, 07:24 PM
This is delightful, full of whimsy and well painted! I love it! Those lips! :D

01-23-2012, 08:36 PM
Loving it! beautiful job bringing your imagination to life!

01-24-2012, 08:36 AM
Oh wow, this is so great... I agree, a series would be amazing. I love all the details you have but in to this. What size is it?

01-25-2012, 01:27 AM
Skappy, Karen, Ms Sketch, Violetta, cadub & Sonita thanks so much for your comments. They are very much appreciated! The size is 12x24 on deep wrapped canvas - painted around the sides.

01-25-2012, 02:38 AM
Cute, fun & funny...love it.

01-27-2012, 11:58 AM
Thanks Patrick! Glad you enjoyed this. I'm looking for inspiration for my third hat lady - any ideas?

01-27-2012, 01:22 PM
Oh my deah, its simply mahvelous! Would you care for one lump or two?
A very fun painting!

01-27-2012, 01:38 PM
Love it!!!! Great composition, all the fabulous details, your illustration/cartoony/can't describe it right but works style. Every time I look there is something else to laugh about.

01-27-2012, 05:10 PM
Coralie, you always have so much fun with your paintings...wonderful as always!!

01-27-2012, 07:02 PM
OMG I LOVE THIS!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
Awesome work Coralie!!
Excellently done details!!:thumbsup:

01-27-2012, 08:08 PM
I love the concept. The composition is great and the colours. Well done on achieving something different that works

02-01-2012, 07:57 PM
Pat, Allison, Susan, Kathie & Chrissy, thank you all so much! I apologize for not acknowledging sooner - I didn't realize there were further comments on this thread. It was a really fun piece to work on and I found that I kept adding to it as I went along - probably because I didn't want it to end! I'm currently sketching out another idea along these lines but not sure if it will find its way to canvas yet.