This painting of a sophisticated urban café bar is presented as a kind of stage set. The  different elements – pavements, figures, umbrellas, elegant facades, form bands across  the picture surface  which are emphasised by tonal contrast. The colours are influenced  by the warmth of Sicilian buildings and marble paving stones. Touches of colour in the  table cloths and clothes of the figures enliven the largely monochromatic image. 
15¾ x 15¾ x 1⅜ in / 40 x 40 x 3.5 cm  unframed          17¾ x 17¾ x 2 in / 45.5 x 45.5 x 5 cm  framed   The painting is protected with Matt UV Varnish.  A white frame, as illustrated, comes with this painting.  
JILL MIRZA                                                ‘Caffé Minerva (Sicily)’                               JM418   Acrylic on Canvas   2015 £ 480