06/20/2013 11:14 am ET

Daniel Maidman on the ImageBlog

The Barrista, oil on canvas, 48"x48", 2012, previously shown in the juried show "Au Naturel," Clatsop CC Gallery, Oregon
A friend of mine, who is in fact a well-regarded barrista, saw my work and asked to sit for me, which is great, because I had wanted to paint her and was too shy to ask a civilian - a non-model. I loved what we did together here.