Coffee Break at St. Armands Circle
9"x12" oil on canvas panel
I did this painting 2 weeks ago (and now that the holidays are over I am finally getting around to posting it!) I met up with the Light Chasers at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota that day and as I was scouting out the area for my subject, these big sunshade umbrellas by Starbucks caught my eye- probably because they reminded me of the ones often found in the markets and cafes of Italy.
The white haired gentleman seated beneath the umbrella must've sat there (kindly posing) with his coffee cup in hand for at least an hour, just watching the world go by... and I was happy to do the same with my paintbrush in hand all morning long!