Three cafes in three days, a bit more than my usual quota of coffee for the week. I started off with drawing a grandmother and granddaughter, having a break together. The girl developed a somewhat ‘cubist’ head as she kept moving quite quickly. A few of my strokes ended up in unintended places (well that’s my excuse).
Grandmother and granddaughter at the coffee shop, 3 June 2014.
The next day found us having lunch at the National Museum of Australia, after having seen the Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists (more of that in a future post).
Umbrella and a view back towards the city from the National Museum of Australia, 4 June 2014.
Lastly back to our regular place for a coffee today. The sun encouraged us to go for a walk before more clouds blew in. I particularly liked the way the fluting on the glass reminded me of colonnades and arches.
A glass architecture, pen and ink, 5 June 2014.
I love my cafe umbrellas. When I recently found myself at three cafes in the one week, a bit unusual for me, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to draw my favourite subject matter. One twist however, I decided to draw each one with a different medium.
The first was in my black ball point pen. I had already completed a drawing inside the cafe when I glanced up to see this group of furled umbrellas.
Repetiiton, furled umbrellas at the Italian Bakery in Mawson, 2 February 2014.
The next was drawn at our regular Cafe Wednesday watering hole. This time I used my phablet to draw using the SNote function (Samsung Galaxy). Very simple.
Umbrella drawn with SNote, 5 February 2014.
Finally, at the Beaver Galleries cafe I drew using my new fountain pen. I’m still working on using up the blue cartridge it came with.
Cafe umbrella at the Beaver Gallery, Deakin, 6 February 2014.