Cafe Hawelka (reading the menu)
9 x 12 inches oil on canvas board.
This is a painting of old Mr. Hawelka reading his menu. He likes to sit near the entrance on a good day and great people as they come in. He'll beckon them to a table and turn the light on over the table. (when they leave he turns the light off again)
This is the most famous and most photographed cafe in Vienna. Maybe now it is also the most painted cafe too!
This is also a very challenging place to work because it's so dark and the light keeps changing ( Mr. Hawelka keeps playing with the lights). The walls are covered with old posters and photographs and has an authentic Viennese atmosphere.