Cafe is part of a series of larger works (24 x 30 inches) which I do in the summer. These works are based on a successful smaller work executed some time ago. This scene was a small diner in Chicago in the Lakeview neighborhood. I edit any signage or details which would give too much information. I like to have these images look very simple. The empty glass gives a clue that someone else is at the table but not present.