Safe Place

American Illustrator, Art, artist, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe, Cafe Chairs, Cafe Classico http://www.caffe-classico.com, Cafe Sketches, Coffee, Safe Place

safe-place

This is my safe place for mind and art. In this place, nothing invades unless I allow.

Understand?

Acrobatic chairs

Acrobatic chairs, American Illustrator, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe, Cafe Chairs, Cafe Classico http://www.caffe-classico.com, Cafe Espresso, Cafe Sketches, cafe workers, Caffe Classico Louisville, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing

Cafe Chairs

Tables and chairs belonging to my favorite café, are ready for the day. They are lined up and ready for neighbors, visitors and acrobats.

Look deeply…

American Illustrator, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, coffee cup, Coffee Shop, Coffee Thoughts, drawing

Steam Crave

…into my coffee, the hundred-morning count, bottom-swirled beauty.

Deep breathing exercises for 20 inhalations.

Count down. Fire. I crave your steam, all black and hot.

Gnarl

Allergies, Architecture, Art, art, art, artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, Gnarl, Mission Impossible, Spring, Tree, Twisted Tree

gnarl 2

What a great word! Gnarl perfectly describes the tree I stared at yesterday, while drinking a Coke and sketching. The gnarl has to have been years in the making, possibly without meddlesome pruning by “management”.

The time spent observing, was the perfect ending to a perfect day of food, weather and friends.

I debated leaving the drawing colorless, allowing the viewer to fill in the blanks. Possibly I should have.

Mr. Coffeehands

Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Classico http://www.caffe-classico.com, Cafe Espresso, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Coffee Bar, Coffee Shop, Painting with Coffee

coffeehands

Couldn’t resist painting with coffee while waiting for Kathy yesterday. Figuring what could go wrong, I started dipping my brush in my cup and well… coffeehands.

This may not be my best drawing, but it certainly was fun. Plus, I got to keep drinking my paint.

 

Antigona

Art, artist, Artist's Hands, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, breakfast, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, portrait, Portrait of Antigona

Antigona

This is a very casual acquaintance from a cafe I frequent. She loves it and feel, that my work has been done for the day.

Flowered

American Illustrator, Art, artist, Artist's Hands, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Classico http://www.caffe-classico.com, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Caffe Classico Louisville, Coffee Shop Flowers, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, Flowers

flowers

Sitting in front of me, I heard the whisper, the call. Draw us.

Cha-Cha.

Pencil and wash

Art, artist, Azoulay, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Coffee, Coffee Bar, coffee cup, Coffee Cups, Sugar, sugar dispenser, Watercolor Wash

sugar

Tried something different today and last weekend. Instead of painting, then adding more contouring, I did it all before the color.

What happened surprised me.

The painting and sketch took on an extra depth that I wasn’t expecting. Content, I will definitely find an avenue to push this further.