Sue and I nabbed an empty table when we first walked into La Marzocco Cafe Friday morning. I stayed at the same table the entire time and pivoted for different viewpoints. A busy place with a constant stream of customers, this coffee shop has lots of options for figure studies.
Located behind a stage at the north end of La Marzocco Cafe is KEXP radio station. You can watch the DJs through a window and hear the broadcast inside and outside the building. A woman with a black beret in a leather chair next to the KEXP logo created a fine composition. Large ottomans offer extra acreage for kicking up your heels.
Next, I sketched a young man with a mass of beautiful hair. His companion sported a top knot, a popular style for both women and men in coffee shops I frequent. The chair shapes and flowered oil cloth table tops offer some character to the industrial building. Only hinting at the gallery of record covers in the background of my sketch, I later went for a closer look at the colorful designs.
|November at the cafe|
Large glass paneled garage door walls form the east side of the cafe. Two figures provided a perfect counter point to the fall foliage and promenade of trees in the courtyard beyond La Marzocco.