Sketch / [Orlando] / blog / Thomas Thorspecken

Mon Petit Cheri

Posted On: Oct 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Urban Sketchers

Mon Petit Cheri

Returning to Mon Petit Cheri. I decided to push for a more complete sketch that encapsulated how I feel about the place. This Central Florida gem feels close to what it might be like to relax and sketch in a Paris cafe. Locals come here to have a coffee and to sit and chat.
I always ordered a chocolate filled croissant and a coffee that was a pleasure to nurse as I sketched. I only did this sketch after doing a series of thumbnail sketches. The wicker chairs also became the subject of a spread on the different types of furniture to be found in cafes.
New age coffee houses are cropping up all over Central Florida now that feature coffee and a wide selection of plants. The general notion of what constitutes a cafe keep evolving.
Though the book never became a reality, it was nice to explore and sketch the various cafes in town for a while. People offered plenty of suggestions of places I should sketch. That...

Continue reading ...

 








Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Jesus Appears as a Gardener - Noli Me Tangere

Jesus Appears as a Gardener - Noli Me Tangere

1500s Greek Icon Μη μου άπτου Crete Resurrection Noli me tangere. Here Jesus & Mary Magdalene are in a flowery mead. The Gospel of John contains a narrative of an empty garden... Read more ...

Small Wooden Pavilion / MQ Architecture

Small Wooden Pavilion / MQ Architecture

© Miguel de Guzmán, Imagen Subliminal Architects: MQ Architecture Location: Garrison, Philipstown, NY 10524, United States Category: Renovation Lead Architect: Miguel... Read more ...

The Empty Tomb - Illuminated Manuscripts

The Empty Tomb - Illuminated Manuscripts

British Library - Harley 3999 fol-15v Re The Empty Tomb The Gospel of John 20 contains a narrative of an empty garden tomb including the appearance of Jesus: The Empty Tomb 1... Read more ...

May sketch a day 012 I'm catching up I

May sketch a day 012 I'm catching up I

May sketch a day 012 I'm catching up I think! 『蛍丸』阿蘇の伝説の剣。 Today's sketch is an exploration for"Hotaru Maru" , Aso's legendary sword. If you would like to know more about... Read more ...

837 Washington Commercial Office Building / Morris Adjmi Architects

837 Washington Commercial Office Building / Morris Adjmi Architects

© Timothy Schenck Architects: Morris Adjmi Architects Location: 837 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, United States Category: Office buildings Area: 52000.0 ft2 Project Year... Read more ...

Notre-Dame de Paris after the fire

Notre-Dame de Paris after the fire

As everyone knows and saw it, Notre-Dame de Paris ignited last Monday night. The roof, the frame and the spire went up in smoke under the amazed eyes of Parisians... From my... Read more ...

Candy-Colored Plants and Animals from the Imagination of Hiné Mizushima

Candy-Colored Plants and Animals from the Imagination of Hiné Mizushima

Vancouver, Canada-based textile artist Hiné Mizushima brings a cuddly, colorful approach to creepy-crawly plants and animals. Fungi, insects, and single-cell organisms get a... Read more ...

The Valediction Cartouche, 2017-18Acrylics and gilding on

The Valediction Cartouche, 2017-18Acrylics and gilding on

The Valediction Cartouche, 2017-18 Acrylics and gilding on paper/hardboard, 26 x 21 cm Commissioned by the Finnish band Children of Bodom Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting, Expressionist Landscape, Colorful Houses...

Contemporary Landscape Painting, Expressionist Landscape, Colorful Houses, Urban Art ”Morning Stroll

24"x30"x1.5 Acrylic on Canvas This painting is sold, however, commissions are welcome. Read more ...

Flechette Attack sketch, 2017Graphite, crayon and ink on paper

Flechette Attack sketch, 2017Graphite, crayon and ink on paper

Flechette Attack sketch, 2017 Graphite, crayon and ink on paper, 29.5 x 21 cm Read more ...