I Painted the Barista at Pacha’s Coffee

Barristra in Longjohns at Pacha's

Barista in Skeleton Longjohns at Pacha's

I painted the barista  at Pacha’s Coffee.  I have never painted here before, although Pacha’s is in walking distance from my home.  He had on thermal longjohns with an elaborate silk-screened skeleton that he had printed on himself.  It was the same skeletal image in black, green, and red – so he had to run the underwear through the screen three times.  I am very impressed by any artist that chooses printmaking as their medium, because the process is so crucial.  If they make a mistake along the way, their work is not easily remedied.  They are very smart people.

I hope that everyone out there in the BLOGUS is doing their best, and working towards treating everyone with goodwill.   In the words of my friend, Owen, “Thrive!”

6 Comments

  1. Posted January 4, 2009 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    printmaking, boy with beard and coffee. Im loving it♥
    **happy new year** lavanna!!! wish you the best in 2009 and looking forward to see more of your wonderful paintings!
    xo.meli

  2. Posted January 4, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Meli.

    Thank you so much – you are such a fine artist, that I am really flattered. May your year in the Bay be wonderful.

    ~Lavanna

  3. Posted January 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    This is wonderful, Lavanna. I love it when people wear interesting outfits like he was doing and it’s great that you were there to capture the moment. I can’t wait to watch you paint next week.

    Did he know you were painting him? I know they usually don’t, but I’m curious about him specifically.

    Wesley

    • Posted January 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

      Hey, Wesley.

      I think that he knew, but he didn’t venture over to peek (that’s the way that I prefer it).

      Yeah, I’m excited, also. I get to hang out with a famous director! I should paint you, too!

      For those of you who might read this, (Wesley won the high school division of SXSW film shorts last year).

  4. Posted April 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    good works


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