I Painted the Reading Frat at Epoch

I loved his carnival orange Izod.

I loved his carnival orange Izod.

He was at Epoch – on a solitary mission.  He really was reading (so many aren’t). I just had to paint him; that carnival orange peanut polo shirt was the perfect color compliment for the rust,earth, and grunge of Epoch. Such a contrast!  It is painted quickly, and I don’t go back in when I get back to the studio. There are imperfections, yes – but I’m on to the next one…


  1. Posted April 14, 2009 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Hi Lavvana
    How are you?
    // I love orange shirt too. beautiful Sketche.

    // i like read your opinions about “difference between drawing and painting” what you wrote on your blog before

    // I have a blog now!


  2. Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    wow lavanna ur work is wonderful

    your coulor is so warm

    realy i luv it


    • Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      Hi, Ghada.

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I will go over to your website and see what you are up to.


  3. Posted April 17, 2009 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Hi, lavanna i write poetry & short stories

    sorry couse it’s only in arabic

    so u see the only art that could unite all Humanity

    is painting

    so good luck 🙂 i will be here to B in touch with u & your art

    ~ ghada

  4. Posted April 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful. Brimming.

  5. Posted April 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    This is probably a stupid question, but did he know you were painting him?

    I love art (one of my favorite college classes was randomly in art history), but I always feel ignorant asking questions about the nuances : )

    • Posted April 21, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

      Hi, Kate –

      That is not a stupid question – and I’m not one of those who thinks there are no stupid questions!

      He did not have a clue that I was painting him. This is not always the case. Sometimes, they may suspect, but I have never been interrupted by a “model” when I am painting them. If my back is to a window, they may pack up, and take a look from outside the window. Then, they usually come back in , and talk with me. I was so fearful at first that people would be mad, but they are absolutely delighted. There’s more to this story – I will try and do a post on it, soon.

      Yes, art history can be so fun!


  6. Posted April 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    And by the way, that’s an amazing piece of art (I was so bogged down in my stupid question that I spaced on giving you the compliment that was my initial intention : ) )

    • Posted April 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

      Hi, Kate.

      I’m going to pop over to your blog and see what you are up to.


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