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Sold by Alki Arts, Seattle
Happiness is a Good Book (SOLD)
oil on linen panel

I was struck by the drama of the lighting as this young woman sat at the bar during Happy Hour at Il Bistro in the Pike Place Market. In the photo (and in reality) the colors were quite dull except for where the light hit- turquoise at her back and orange on the front. My challenge was to liven up the rest of the colors while maintaining the interest in the lit areas.