I worked this week on finishing the flower painting -- now done -- and on the latest commission painting for Quartermaine's. It's another view of the cupping process, with a view into the roasting area through the window. Again, it features Steve. This time, as I was working on the painting, I wasn't so much focusing on Steve's likeness as making what I wanted the painting to be. When I brought the painting to the store for a light check (seeing how it looks in the store's lighting and in the spot in the store that I thought was a dark corner... which is really quite bright), Quartermaine's owners wanted to see more of Steve's likeness than a more everyman version of a coffee taster.
And now it looks just like him. We'll see what he thinks when I deliver the painting in a week or so after it's dry enough to varnish.