Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Evening light on the Graben

9 x 12 inches ... oil on board.

Afternoon light on the Graben

I needed to go back the next day to finish this one because the light changed so quickly.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Cafe Jelinek

This is a common scene at Cafe Jelinek. This older gentleman didn't move too much as I painted furiously to capture the moment. The wait staff are great here and I always feel welcomed in spite of all my painting stuff!

Here's a detail...

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cafe Hawelka Mirror (SOLD)

Here is yet another cafe Hawelka painting.
That is Mr. Hawelka sitting under the light reading his newspaper.
He kept moving around so I just managed to capture the basic shape of a person sitting and so it looks like he could be anyone!

He is in the habit of turning the lights out when anyone leaves so I was lucky to capture the light on over the mirror! I don't think he noticed it because he was around the corner.

Click on the image to see it larger.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

First Time Ever!! (SOLD)

I actually sold this painting on the spot in cafe Braunerhof
(Thomas Bernhard's favourite cafe in Vienna)
The Gentleman in the painting was sitting in Bernhard's favorite spot as it happens and He is also the proud new owner of the original.

I have painted in the cafes for almost two and a half years and this really is my first on the spot purchase.... there is hope for me yet..!!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Cafe Weidinger Mirror

This is an interesting place ... many retired men playing cards and taking it easy reading newspapers.

This is a "Bean Machine" from Cafe Diglas.

This is a place to reflect a little...