Tag Archives: oil painting

I Painted People at Epoch Coffee in the KaffeeHaus Style

I finally stopped whining about the lack of good places to sit to paint in Epoch.  There are only two tables at Epoch Coffee that are located at a natural light source.  At every other table, I am staring into the store-front glass – which causes terrible problems when judging colors – well, you just […]

I Painted this Pretty Girl at Cafe Medici

My Fifth Starving Artist Story

I was sad when Victoria Donner, Tamsen’s older sister moved out of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.  I found her to be the sweetest and most approachable of all The Donner clan.  Her room was immediately taken by Parivash Shogi’s cousin, who was sent from Tehran to America for brain surgery. Pari was the […]

I Painted This Portrait Vignette at Epoch Coffee

Surf’s Up and so is the collar!  He was at Epoch Coffee just long enough for me to paint a quick 6×9 portrait vignette.  When I do these quick vignettes, I always try and tone the canvas a bit to keep the painting from looking too flat.

I Painted Him at the Spider House

I painted this man at the Spider House.  He had on a white box-tailed button-down shirt, leggings, and white mules.  I saw him again a few days later at Cafe Medici (another coffee house) in a similar outfit.

My Second Starving Artist Story

(Please read the post: OK, My First Starving Artist Story before proceeding.) I need to back-track just a bit here and tell you a little about my best friend during those times, and how we met.  I was still working in the publicity office at KLRN, and my boss hired a “Kelly Girl” because I […]

Portrait Vignette of Lacey at Cafe Caffeine

Paintings of People at Cafe Caffeine

I have one more painting of Lacey Roop that I will download tomorrow.  I haven’t heard her perform at the poetry slams here in Austin, but she won this year’s competition in the city.  Ryan, her coworker tells me that she is amazing, and that her poems are “classical and romantic”.  I was quite happy […]

Painting the Bar at Spider House

This is one of the only interior paintings that I have done at the Spider House.  I need to paint more!   Spider  House Coffee is located in an old, clapboard house on a rise opposite Hemphill Park . The walls are of exposed long-leaf pine; the wall paper was torn off years ago.  It […]

Portrait of a Gentle Geek