Yes another painting has been stolen, this is the fourth and one of my all time favourites
Anyone see it please contact me. It seems to have disappeared from Ivry before I moved ateliers ...
This painting has been shown in several galleries in France and in Belgium.
It is an oil on canvas size 80x80 cm. The stretcherbars are 4cm thick and painting goes around the sides. Dated on back 2009. Signature on back "brooksby" and on front lower left.
I tried to change my style and paint on white canvas but it just doesn't suit me. So this painting is a mixture of smearing, veiling and alla prima. Someone told me that the shirt of the man is too evident. That is exactly my intent. I'm pretty happy.
The cafe is on the corner of rue Saint Placide and rue de Cherche Midi in the 6th. I have to go by and thank the owner for letting me photograph them at work. Surely the waiter will recognize himself.
The same person who commented on the shirt also said that the eyes of the waiter should have looked direclty at the viewer. But that doesn't work in this kind of painting. The figures if front-on must blend, therefore the waiter's eyes are less evident than the white shirt.
This is part of the new series that will hang in my stand n 102 at the GMAC Bastille from 1-4 May