Wednesday, October 30, 2013

White Wolf Cafe

Paul Horgan posed for the mural I did for the Menello Museum. I had to reconstruct the mural for a book I'm writing on Urban Sketching since the original file was on a now dead hard drive. Paul purchased the sketch I did of him on the evening of the mural's unveiling. Since he is prominent at the front of the line I felt I deeded to get the sketch back to re-scan. He agreed to meet me at White Wolf Pizza.

White Wolf Cafe, (1829 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL) was once an antique shop but is now a cafe and bar. I sat at the bar and sketched the line of nude ballet sculptures. The bar was empty until Larry finally sat down and started checking his phone for football scores. I ordered a German beer with an orange slice. It as quite good. A saxophone player, Gregory, who is Larry's son, began to play. He plays at White Wolf just about every Saturday.

All that remains of the antiques are a series of Tiffany styled lamps scattered throughout the establishment. The bar tender was quite intrigued by my progress and wanted to shoot a photo but no one's smart phone was working. When the sketch was done, I realized that Paul still hadn't shown up. I got a text from him explaining that the pizza place was down the block. I met Paul and Ed Anthony, half way between the establishments. I believe they were going to check out a show at the Venue. I rescanned his sketch that night and got it into the book. A few days later, I returned the sketch to him by leaving at the Shakespeare theater box office. He is so well known in the theater community that he said I could leave it with anyone and they would know how to get it back to him.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at


Anonymous said...

Thor, thank you for posting this particular sketch. I am the old guy with the reading glasses who was busy checking football scores on his iPhone, and that was my son Gregory who played saxophone that night. (He is there almost every Saturday, if you care to join us again). It was a pleasure to meet you, as I have enjoyed your work web site for quite some time.


Anonymous said...

Thor, you are so talented! I love how this sketch turned out! Signed, "Mrs. Larry"