Tour de Cafe NE PDX

Capitola Coffee, NE Prescott St., Americano
Arbor Lodge Coffee, NE Rosa Parks Way, Americano
Barista, NE Alberta St., Americano
The Stacks Coffeehouse, N. Killingsworth St., Americano
Case Study Coffee Roasters, NE Alberta St., Americano
Woodlawn Coffee & Pastry, NE Dekum St., Latte
Just Bob, NE Alberta St., Americano
Coffeehouse-Five, N Killingsworth St., Americano
Flipside Coffee Shop, NE Killingsworth St., Americano
The Arrow Coffeehouse, NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Americano

Abstract super fast renderings of my work view in each shop done in coffee with utensils (knife, fork, spoon, stirring rod), Rotring Isograph (0.35 or 0.20) and Prismacolor pencils in Stillman & Birn Zeta Series A5 Landscape sketchbook.

I am trying to get out of the house to work at least a half day at coffee shops. A change of perspective, keeping fresh. These are very rapid sketches done as soon as I sit down. After I lay down the coffee lines I let it air dry and then immediately start working. It’s a new ritual of sorts. Later in the evening I’ll ink and color the drawings. Colors are approximate representations of dominant color or feeling of each shop. They may not accurately reflect reality. I’m okay with that.