Tag Archives: portrait sketch

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.

I Painted Kelsey at Epoch Coffee

Kelsey was at Epoch Coffee this morning, applying to colleges on her mom’s laptop.  She is past-president of the Latin club at her high school, where she is on the distinguished track.  She said that she hates these college applications because they all want the student to prove their leadership skills.  She said that she […]

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 a Portrait From Life

I painted this alla prima portrait of this man on the patio of Spider House.  I wanted the flesh of his face to add life to his surroundings.  He was hemmed in the booth by 5 other college students, so he was the perfect live model.  He sat so still, that I should have paid […]

Painting From Life at a Coffee House

I painted this beautiful man from life at Spider House Coffee here in Austin, TX.  I loved his dreadlocks.  Painting from life is always tricky, because you don’t know how long people will stay, or stay put!   As an artist,  I never rely on photography, but paint the figure “live”. Here is another painting […]

Portrait of a Gentle Geek

A Little Painting Morsel Before Bedtime

I just got back from Halcyon Coffee on Fourth Street.  I was there all day.  I pretty much sucked.  I will load up some of the stuff that I painted there tomorrow if I have the time.  Here is a morsel just for tonight.  This will lead to another discussion soon about painting with available, […]

Mr. Penguin at Spider House

This fellow was sitting at the back room at Spider House on Fruth Street here in Austin. He was amused by something that he was reading on his laptop.  I decided to paint him with the dark background of the long-leaf pine walls.  The only lighting was from an antique wall sconce which cast an […]