Saturday, February 14, 2015

Nike's In McMinnville, Oregon



Nick’s Italian Cafe was elegant, simple, feeling a bit NYC-ish.  Their design statement is the undulating wall of cut barrels running the length of the restaurant, and simple white tablecloths with a single red rose on each tabletop.  Mitchell and I had an amazing meal, a pear/Gorgonzola/caramelized onion thin crust pizza and a Caesar’s salad.  And then oh my, the most amazing cheeseburger ever!  Beef ground in-house, and the meat perfectly prepared.  Heaven!  The reason you eat beef is the flavor should be as good as anything you top it with.  No salt + pepper on the table which I often find pretentious but not here.  Thin sliced onions, tomato, lettuce and goop all added up to perfection.  I sketched while eating and came back to the studio to paint.

I have to go back to sketch the interior and modern exterior.

Strathmore Mixed Media journal with Pentalic graphite pencil, various pens including the Platinum Carbon Pen + ink, and with De Artramentis Document ink (black), and Daniel Smith watercolors.

4 comments:

  1. Nice food sketches...I admire your fortitude. I cannot seem to wait to eat. A really nice grouping.

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    1. We had bites of pizza while sketching the burger, which I did very fast! Thanks!

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  2. Yummy! A really nice layout of your meal.

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    1. Thank you Dailysketches! Are you in Portland or the UK? Nice to meet you!

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