I painted this about a year and a half ago. I had seen a photo in a local state magazine of a young man serving coffee. I loved his vest, the cup and saucer, and the dishes behind him. So, off I went! UNTIL I got to the face. In the photo, the man was nerdy looking with glasses and a cone shaped hat. I decided to substitute my son Kirk's face. The photo I used for the painting was his senior picture. You can see from the inset that he has changed quite a bit in eight years. (It was also one of my first portrait attempts, and I made his face a little too dark.) When I finished the painting, I gave it to him. Now, he has it out each time I visit him in Raleigh. (Not sure if he gets it out only for my visits - ha! ha!) He is, and always has been, one of my biggest supporters with my art.