Peńa – revisit

Peńa - upstairs

Peńa - upstairs full image

Last time I visited Peńa, the café in Glasgow’s west end I totally missed their upstairs which has loads of paper lanterns, ideal for drawing, though they do all slowly rotate.

Peńa
5 Eton Lane,
Glasgow G12 8NB

Steampunk

Steampunk

I’ve been starting to work out a new list of Scottish coffee spots for a new calendar for 2016. Its always good finding places outside Glasgow and Edinburgh and Steampunk in North Berwick is really up there with the best. Interesting they also roast slightly darker coffees alongside their medium roasts, so I’m trying out their Ilomba beans from Tanzania.

I’m not quite sure how to do a drawing of the outside of their building yet, as its a fairly simple shape but I might try and include their famous VW van and part of the coastline, who knows?

ps – If you have any suggestions for coffee spots I can visit this summer please let me know.

Steampunk,
9a Kirk Ports
North Berwick, EH39 4HL
(01620) 89 30 30

Kothel

Kothel Interior

Another drawing from inside Kothel.

Kothel

Kothel

Kothel, a new restaurant café in Broomhill, Glasgow. I haven’t really tried much of their food yet but was a really friendly place to hang out for a snack and coffee.

Kothel,
300 Crow Road,
Glasgow, G11 7HS

Meadow Road Coffee

Meadow Road Coffee

Took a trip down Dumbarton Road in Glasgow to Meadow Road Coffee. A great wee place and well worth the walk, all the seating faces out so no drawing of the interior and a street scene instead. Someone had a wee gang of dogs including a lurcher and a jack russell hope to get some drawings up of them a bit later.

Meadow Road Coffee
579 Dumbarton Rd,
Glasgow G11 6HY

Bakery 47

Bakery 47

Finally visited Bakery 47 a new bakery in the south side of Glasgow. At the moment its only open for sit in on a Sunday although they do take away on other days. Its a cool space and are planning to run artistic events as the place develops.

Taking care of business

Taking care of business

New cards – slightly reworking/refining my earlier ones – still made from watercolour cold pressed paper and individually painted. Can even use them for tiny paintings too :)

Life Drawing/Painting

Life Drawing/Painting

First painting session on this life drawing of Sandra, I’ll hopefully continue with the pose next week.

Spring, plum blossom studies

Spring, plum blossom studies

Peńa Glasgow

Peńa Glasgow

I’ve been meaning to visit Peńa coffee bar for ages – it’s got a great friendly vibe serving some good coffee and snacks. If you want to try out some beans they have some guest beans from Workshop Coffee and The Barn dare a say a nice change (in the best way) from the regular Glasgow coffee scene.

Dogs are welcome too!