Pizzeria

Pizzeria ~ 5″ x 7″ oil on hardboard
Well, now for something a little different from cows…I still love cows, don’t get me wrong, and you’ll be seeing more of them, but I needed a break.
This character spoke to me…he said “Paint me”…
I can’t take credit for the great reference photo, other than creative license with cropping and placement of certain elements. It’s from my friend, Fraser Koreluk’s stash of travel photos, and he kindly gave me permission to paint it.
 I’ve worked in restaurant kitchens for most of my adult life, and the pose, the look of concentration, are so familiar to me. I also loved the light, and the old-town look of the stone oven.

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