I painted this after a Pieter Estersohn photograph for Suzanne Rheinstein. When I see the photograph I am reminded of what Claude Monet said of purple,"I have finally discovered the color of the atmosphere."  My goal with this work was to leave more white space in the painting, around the chair legs and cushions. It is a style I found in Mark Hampton's watercolors.  I was working with a pretty color of gold mixed with purple to create a lovely cafe au lait. Alas lost in the work, and losing light in my studio as the evening advanced, the color slipped to gold.  I'm crazy about Suzanne's choice of the Jansen embroidery pattern on the curtains, it is just the sort of feature which can make a painting.