Category Archives: Cityscapes illustrations

Impressionistic renderings of cityscapes, monuments, streets, houses, etc.

Amsterdam Impression # 1 – Art Musings

Amsterdam Impression #1
From an unexpected layover in 2015

Missed a flight in 2015, which led to an unexpected layover in Amsterdam. I am not one to let a walkabout opportunity go to waste. This is one work from that adventure.

It was cold and the sky was overcast – and I was running around, trying to make the best of the few hours of daylight I had. Thankfully, Amsterdam is a treasure trove of wonderful visuals.

Patience – HIP work – Madrid 2018

Patience
Waiting for Patrons

All tables set and ready for patrons to fill. Upstairs at Bar Hortera, Latina Barrio, Madrid, March 2018.

Early – HIP work – Madrid 2018

Early
A few minutes before owners set the room for the night patrons

Madrid, March 2018, La Latina Barrio, upstairs at Bar Hortera – I was too early to experience the night life at that fluo/glitter bar – Spaniards don’t even think about a night out until most of us are already in dreamland.

For this one, I still went heavy on textural accidents, but wanted to convey a feeling of a world-reality bubble.

Magic Door – HIP work from Burford, UK

Magic Door
Magical door in Burford, UK

From a quick stop in Burford, UK, around 2015, if memory serves.

Stormy – HIP work from the UK

Stormy
Storm coming in Burford UK

Work started in 2015 – kept the wrinkled sky because I love the effect.

Café-Terrasse – Budapest – HIP Work

Café-Terrasse
Café in Budapest

Part of my HIP series – for Hypertonal Impressionistic Painting – this quaint café in Budapest.

Alice in Berlin – HIP Collection

Alice in Berlin
More appropriately – Alice in Berlinland

A painting started in 2015 and more or less finished in 2018 – Berlin in Winter impression, enhanced because the reality wasn’t nearly as interesting as this ;o)

Bubble Table at Szimpla Kert – Animated image from Budapest

Bubble Table
A fanciful view of an otherwise messy little room on an upper floor of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert is a romkocsma, which means ruin pub in Hungarian, located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. I fell in love with the place. The term “ruin” is not used lightly – the whole place, particularly this room, looks like it was taken over by deranged squatters.

Workshop in Nafplio – Animated Image

Workshop in Nafplio
An animated vision of a very interesting door in a small alley in Nafplio, Greece

For me, this door is irresistible. It’s got fairytale written all over it.

Captured this on a walkabout in Nafplio, a very charming and beautiful town in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese).

I only had a few days off from a short assignment in Athens and wanted a different taste of Greece. with the limited time and resources I had, Nafplio was a perfect fit. Very happy I made the trip.

Szimpla Kert – Animated Image

Szimpla Kert
One small area on the first floor of Szimpla Kert, the Budapest Ruin Bar

My own particular, very subjective and surrealistic take on the Szimpla Kert ruin bar in Budapest. When I went there, it was love at first sight. This is one small area on the first floor of the romkocsma, (means ruin pub in Hungarian), located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest.

Obviously a day capture. The night scene here is a different beast. The animations (quite a few if you look closely) represent how I see that place. I would definitely have made this pub my personal hangout if I lived in Budapest!