Big-Eyed Girl at Epoch

Big-Eyed, and slightly bored at Epoch.

I’m at my happiest when I can capture someone in less than ten minutes, as is the case here. She sported a summer cut, a style influenced by the French (I lived in Paris for 6 months almost 20 years ago). She had it blackened, it was straight, and shiny – a fantastic look that brought out those big eyes.

She was slightly bored. The young man that she with was busy with his work on his laptop. He actually had his laptop seated in his lap, and not the table. I might have painted him also, if I had the time, although he had a yellow T-shirt on. For some reason, and I know not why, I have developed an aversion to painting in yellow in my coffee house paintings. Which is odd, because two of my favorite coffee houses have yellow walls. If I knew more about color theory, the answer would be clear. Perhaps it is because I am painting in neutral cools – but you need the complimentary for intensity. So, all I know is that yellow is off my palette for the time-being.


  1. Posted July 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I’d be happy with a 10 min capture of anything. Well done.

  2. Posted August 21, 2011 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    She’s beautiful.

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