Everyone has a story! That’s the concept of this painting, each character in this painting has a story.
I’ve broken down each side so you can see them close up, just below the full diptych. I love doing pieces with people scattered about and this one starts with the viewer (you) at the far right behind the man in blue whose back is facing you.
CAFE LIFE (The Night is Young) 2017
16×40 diptych. Acrylic on Canvas.
2017 © Tear-n Tan. All Rights Reserved.
Click on the left or right panel to see a larger view in the gallery. Once in the gallery, you can view the full size photo with the link on the bottom right corner of the photo.
Here’s a close-up of the left side. Do you see the mysterious figure standing in the hallway? Walk through the hallway into the cafe, there’s that exasperated couple that are never happy. Scoot down to the redhead sitting all by her lonesome. There’s that crazy man telling his strung out date she looks like trash, because she’s just so…trashed. Check out the curious couples staring at the musician who’s about to head over to the curtain where the stage is. His partner is there too waving at him. HOLA! Don’t forget the nosy man staring at the stranger’s cane, and the nosy man’s friend who’s embarrassed for his pal’s over-curiosity. There’s the woman in the back feeling insecure. Gotta have one of those. The girl in the gold is impatient and needs a drink…stat. ‘Hey! Hey buddy…’ Taps bar impatiently.
That bartender just ignores her…HAH! There’s plenty going on here. The girl in green on the left tells her date ‘Mmmm….you smell good.’ There’s groups having their conversations and couples chatting away or staring around the room. Can you spot the dark hair guy on the right walking into the picture? He makes eyes at the girl in the center of the room, she stares back. He kinda looks like Jimmy Fallon. That was accidental, he just ended up looking like him. There’s the exotic beauty talking to the couple you’re standing behind. Her sheer top is elegant and that guy next to her is wondering how in the world how he got her.
The full diptych
So many stories, so many personalities. It’s just like life. Nightlife.
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Until then, keep enjoying the nightlife!