Monday, February 26, 2007


9 x 12 inches oil on board.
This cafe is located at 1010 Wien, Führichgasse 8 across from the Albertina gallery.
This cafe is unique for its windows more than anything.
I think they do well with the crowds that spill out of the gallery across the road. This place doesn't have the same warm interior as many in Vienna but it is grand and well lit. ( a nice change from working in the dark)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cafe Hawelka

This Is the most photographed (and perhaps now one of the most painted) cafes in Vienna.
The light is so dim I needed to wait for my eyses to adjust before I could start painting. This is a very popular cafe and finding a seat can be a challenge at times. I chose to paint one figure under the light and waited for people to leave to paint the surrounding spaces. This was painted in oil 9 x 12 inches over an oil abstract (left over paint that had dried) so that is why all the warm reds and alizarine colours pop through. I really liked this place in spite of the clouds of cigarette smoke.

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.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cafe Jelinek

Here's another painting I did just a few months back.

I will be be featuring paintings of cafes up until my show in Vienna in May since I seem to be so busy with illustration work I can hardly get to painting anything else!! (I'm not complaining it does help pay the bills)

Speaking of Illustrations.... Here's a sample of the other things I do (little people are easier to paint than big ones)

This image was constructed entirely on the computer using parts of older illustrations in combination with a computer paint program. The world is changing!!