For this painting I used a set of colors I associate with the 1950s: grays, yellows, browns, turquoise. Also a style: part Utrillo, part Abe Birnbaum. Something you might have seen in Vogue in 1952. Better than this, of course, but the same feel. At least that's what I was aiming for. This was painted for my wife. A very appreciative client.