This was my first attempt to paint at Quackenbush’s Coffee and Bakery in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin. I loved painting there! The girls on shift when I arrived were very nice, and unlike a lot of other coffee houses/bakeries in town, the customers are coming and going very quickly, providing the perfect environment for me to paint quickly. Given too much time, I am not as good. Also, there is tons of direct lighting from the store front. Expect more paintings from Quack’s.
The guy in the painting was with a boy and a girl. I assumed that he was in a band because I overheard his phone conversation: “No, dude. You’re too late – I’ve already found somebody”…”he’s from Iowa City.” As you know, I keep an art journal on everything that I paint. If you are the guy in the painting, and you find my blog and like the painting, please leave me a comment! I would love to hear from some of my “victims”.