This young lady is the 4th child in her family, and she has been waiting for her portrait to be done so it will hang with those of her siblings. We had to wait for her to grow though, so her portrait would match the ages of the others in their portraits. Also, I understand that Agnes is a little less inclined to sit still and pose, so her mother took several photos over a few months, trying to get a good shot. I would have tried to take the photos myself, but they live in Germany, and that's a tad too far away (although I should have traveled there and called it a business trip)!
Anyway, here's Agnes...
"Agnes" 11" x 9" Colored pencil on Stonehenge gray
This is a portrait of my daughter, Alyssa, at her favorite coffee shop in her college town. The Cup, located in The Village near BSU,
was a treasured oasis for her. She came here several times to "get
away from it all," so much so that the staff knew her name and what she
was going to order. The student artwork that graced the walls were an
inspiration to her creative soul. She loved sitting at the back table by the
stained glass window where she could sip her chai, do her homework, and
write her novels and poetry.
I journeyed up to Muncie a handful of times to join her in this quaint little creative zone, so I could hear about her college life, admire the changing art exhibit, and savor my own toasty-hot chai tea.
Perhaps a more apt name would be Falling in Love With The Cup.
Falling in Love at The Cup 16" x 30" Oil
As I was putting finishing touches on the painting, a song came on the radio which inspired the perfect name for the painting. Here is the video "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" by Landon Pigg. I have fallen in love with this song.
I am excited and honored to announce that "Falling in Love at The Cup" is an accepted entry in the 2017- 93rd Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition! Thank you to judges Sherrie McGraw and Jim Wodark! Of the 619 entries received, 159 were accepted, so it is quite an honor.