Coffee shops are such a great opportunity to be observant. At times I feel concerned about intruding on someone else's space as I sketch them, but this man was caught up in his worries and certainly wasn't aware of me. I overheard his conversation and I wondered......just what was his loss? Did he lose a big bet? a wife? did he lose his cleaning deposit? I wished I could ask him. He hung up and stared out the window.
(Top) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Truck from Archives, oil on 9x12 canvas panel
Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Coffee Shop Guy, ink in sketchbook