This large painting was produced over 6 months of portrait/figure lessons with Kevin McEvoy. The 2 major models and the table were posed separately in the studio and never together. The composition was worked out using Photoshop although the photos were never used for direct reference. The interior architectural elements and additional figures were based on a local coffee house using site drawings and photographs. In some respects the manner that this painting was put together is a refection ambiguous relationships between people in the seemingly intimate café atmosphere – people may be sitting next to one another and have no association except that they are having a coffee – or could there be more?