If you’re new to the blogs, this is my November Art Challenge themed with my novel Listening to Georgiana. You can find more information here: Georgiana Mendoza. The challenge I created for myself is to create four pieces centered around a character from the novel. I place them in their “usual” place eating or drinking their go-to food.
In this particular painting, I focus on Sebastian Daniels who was a resident of the Maison a long time ago and has now become a staple visitor. He likes to come and go as he pleases. To know more of why he’s like that, read the story!
For the painting though, I have him sitting outside, enjoying the great outdoors with a cup of handmade coffee and whipped cream because why not! I see him as this lax guy who lets the wind pick him up. He’ll go to wherever he feels like going. There were so many other places he could have been but ‘today’ he’s outside admiring a great view…
Whenever Sebastian visited the Maison, he was always reminded of the lack of variety in their coffee. Out in the city, he relished in special recipes, but in the Maison, it was always black coffee. If anyone so wished to add anything else, there was sugar and cream.
Having been a residence of the Maison at 15, he found it a place he could always spruce up.
After his “recovery”, he would continue to visit the Maison adding a bit of himself to the place whenever he did.
At 18, he emptied an unused room and began to reform it into the piano room some nuns used to practice their singing for the sermon, but other than them, no one else frequented it. Therefore, it was Sebastian’s Piano Room.
At 19, he reformed the dorms so that they’d have new mattresses. Then at 20, he reconstructed the kitchen so that he could add an espresso machine despite everyone’s displeased opinions. In the end, they succumbed to his will as he often made use of it when there. The residents seemed to like the new addition to their meals though it made very little difference, if at all, for the sisters and fathers of the Maison.
To Sebastian, it was home.