Nestled against a black backdrop, the painting "You Can Leave Your Hat On" is an evocative ode to sensuality and mystery, capturing a fleeting moment of unspoken dialogue between modesty and audacity. The observer is immediately drawn to the back of a nude woman, her figure captured from calves up, the curvature of her back illuminated just enough to contrast starkly against the consuming darkness around her.
The subject's nude form exudes both vulnerability and power. A subtle play of shadows accentuates the gentle arch of her spine and the graceful slope of her shoulders, a tribute to the raw beauty of the female form. Yet, she retains an air of anonymity, her face concealed from the viewer, allowing only a glimpse of her persona.
The crimson hat she wears, its rich hue stark against her pale skin, is the painting's pièce de résistance. Held in place with a delicate hand, the hat becomes more than an accessory; it is a symbol of identity, of personal choice, and of the playful allure hinted at by the song's lyrics. As if in a dance, her left arm casually rests on her hip, the hand obscured by the curve of her body, further enhancing the sense of movement and rhythm.
One cannot help but hear the soft strains of the iconic song, "You Can Leave Your Hat On," as they take in the painting. It's a harmonious blend of auditory memories with the striking visual that lies before them. In celebrating the song, the painting has encapsulated its essence, a balance of intimacy and boldness, familiarity and surprise.
Each brushstroke seems to whisper tales of empowerment, of a woman's right to choose, and of the timeless interplay between light and shadow. It is a celebration of femininity, of music, and of the inexplicable emotions evoked by both.
Randy Newman wrote "You Can Leave Your Hat On", in 1972, and performed it, but a lot of other famous singers covered it, such as:
Joe Cocker (1986)
Tom Jones (1997)
Etta James (1974)
Three Dog Night (1975)
Ty Herndon (1999)
Mary Coughlan (2002)
Bill Wyman (1992)
Jess Roden Band (1976)
Michael Grimm (2010)
Keb' Mo' (????)
A perfect addition to every room! This canvas is made from a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.
• 10" wide x 20" high
• Material: Ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag canvas
• Material quality: Finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate
• Surface finish: Matte
• Cotton rag fabric weight: 400 GSM (11.80 oz/y²)
Wrapped canvas frame specs:
• Wrapped canvas frame thickness: 1.25"
• Framing quality: Beautifully finished, taut corners that give a clean and crisp look
• Hanging hardware: Attached
• Canon 12-color Aqueous ink
• Acid free, archival quality
1-7 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
All-Over Print (AOP) is a printing method that uses dye-sublimation to print a design onto polyester. During the dye sublimation process the dye is absorbed into the fabric. Since, it is not printed on the surface, like most t-shirts, it provides for a fantastic soft-to-the-touch feel and superior breathability.
AOP is a more time consuming method than screen printing or direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, so the prices are higher and the production times are longer, but the results are most definitely worth it.
Advantages of AOP:
The design won't peel off, unlike typical screen printing.
The design is part of the fabric of the item, so it will last as long as the item does.
The intensity of color is often unmatched.
Giclée (pronounced zhee-CLAY or often gee-CLAY) is a printing process that creates a museum quality, archival print. Special acid-free, paper is printed with fade resistant ink using a state-of-the-art, large format inkjet printer.
Gallery wrap is a style of displaying a canvas that doesn't show any visible staples or nails holding the fabric to the wooden stretcher bars. This style of canvas is intended to be hung unframed.
Mirrored edges (mirror wrap) is used to show the whole image on the main surface, rather than printing the edges of the image on the sides (image wrap) of the canvas frame. It is usually used when there is necessary detail on the edges of the image. Image wrap is used when the focal point of the image is in the center.