The Waitress


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oil on canvas, 40x50cm, 2017

The story behind this painting is quite funny. One night, my cousins and I were out having pizza. Our waitress had this flaming shade of red hair framing an ivory-white face that reminded me of a Nordic goddess. Not beautiful in strictly speaking, but striking nevertheless. I was toying with the idea of painting her a portrait when my cousins challenged me to ask her. I’m pretty sure that, when I did ask her, she thought I was hitting on her! But after a few days’ consideration she got back to me and let me paint her. I think I might try this approach again…


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