Monday, February 19, 2007

Cafe Sperl.

This is one of my favorite cafes in all of Vienna.!!

I painted here on a regular basis. The people who run this place are nice and always had a kind smile for me.
The deserts were terrific too and I recommend this cafe to anyone visiting Vienna.
This painting will be shown in my upcoming exhibition in Vienna and I will have more information later.


Blogger René said...

Oow what a treat,
Judd is painting cafes again!!!!

I only wonder what kind of a technique you use and what size it is, you forgot to mention it.

Lovely, lovely, lovely !!

1:18 AM  
Blogger andrew said...

Hi rene.

I do forget to mention sizes and medium... sorry about that.

This one is 9 x 12 inches and it's oil on board.

Cheers.... Andrew

5:56 AM  
Blogger Todd said...

this is great, I just love the atmosphere and color harmony

10:44 AM  
Blogger andrew said...

Thanks Todd.

I always apreciate the compliments.

Cheers... Andrew

6:31 AM  
Blogger Stefan Nuetzel said...

And this one is one of my favourite paintings of yours. I think you have captured the mood of the Viennese Kaffeehäuser so well. By the way I was at Café Jelinek just the other day, but nobody was there painting. ;-)


7:58 AM  
Blogger andrew said...

Hi Stefan. I miss painting in Vienna alongside you.
I hope you will take your paints to a cafe and do some images there as well. I really like the work you are doing in the museum lately and can't wait to see some more work.

Cheers... Andrew

6:52 AM  
Blogger Jennifer McChristian said...

I love the limited color palette and the sense of atmospheric 'mystery'.
Your brushstrokes are very lyrical and bodacious.

I can picture myself sitting at one of the tables, sipping on a gourmet hot coco and listening to the soothing rain outside......hmmmmm.

6:26 PM  
Blogger andrew said...

Thanks Jennifer!!

I think we should get a whole group of artists to go to Vienna and paint there. Stefan and I are planning a workshop in September if everything goes well. Maybe you could join us?

I think you'd do some amazing paintings of these places.

Cheers... Andrew

8:46 AM  
Blogger Jennifer McChristian said...

I would love to join you!
Thank you for asking.
When the time nears, let me know your itinerary and hopefully (depending on my schedule around then) I will be able to make it. :-)

9:53 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Shows how a limited palette can be effective. Nice!

11:07 AM  
Blogger andrew said...

Thanks William..
I find less is more sometimes and these old places are all covered with a warm ochre stain of nicotine.

This cafe isn't as bad as some that way though.

Cheers.... Andrew

7:17 AM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Andrew.. very nice piece. The warm liquidy colours really capture that cafe atmosphere IMO.


12:08 PM  
Blogger andrew said...

Thanks Michael. I really like this cafe and it is always fun to paint here.

Cheers... Andrew

7:29 AM  

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