In the past, I often went to the Starbucks cafe in the painting above.
I loved that place.
I remember once as a Christmas present my wife gave me a Starbucks gift voucher.
And I remember how delighted I was with that voucher.
I always drank a cappuccino and I still do.
But I not only enjoyed the cappuccinos.
I also enjoyed looking at the cafe decor.
And I enjoyed looking at the figures.
It was visually exciting.
And I used to draw what I saw.
And sometimes I would even do a quick on the spot painting.
It was during this period that I did the painting above of two girls at Starbucks drinking coffee.
It surprises me today, to see what a brave watercolor artist I used to be that I would actually paint on the spot in Starbucks.
I’m not sure if I’d have the bravery to do that today.
And here is one more on the spot painting that I did at Starbucks.
I think these paintings are beautiful examples of line and wash art.
They are simple and light but cheerful works.
I hope at some point I’ll do a few more paintings in this style.
This coffee shop, which was in a department store called Forus, has now gone but the happy memories have not.