Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Guesthouse


The Guesthouse (1321 N. Mills Ave Orlando, Florida 32803) is in the space formerly used by the Peacock Room. I sketched many times in the Peacock Room since they held artist openings and some of Orlando's edgier performances. In October they would transform the interior with Hollywood grade Halloween displays.  I quite simply miss that venue.

I hosted ODD (Orlando Drink and Draw) at the Guesthouse because I wanted to see how the space had been transformed. The interior has many potted plants and dark walls an ceiling. Round soft orbs create a warm romantic glow. The bar stool are utilitarian but look rather uncomfortable.

Pam Schwartz and I sat at a small side table to sip our drinks. I didn't order one of the craft cocktails preferring to just sip a beer as I sketched. I was told the Army-Navy, is a gin-based wonder.  Although the place gives off a classy vibe I rather preferred the grungier vibe of the former Peacock Room.


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 analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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