Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Angel Diner

Angel Diner, oil on canvas 80x120 cm --

There was a third figure in this painting but it didn't work so I had to cut it. You know, like editing a book. 

What I like about this painting is the play of depth because of the Marylin poster and the mirrors and the sunlight bleaching out the figure to the right.  Diners are chrome and shiny.

This particular diner is in Washington, D.C.,  near Constitution Avenue. 

Lots of people here in Paris associate my painting with Hopper.  I think that it is the American style of painting which unavoidably exits off my brush.  Hopper is  one of the most known contemporary realists.

Yes, Hopper did Diners but he also did landscapes, which I find terribly boring .  Last year I did not go see his expo in Paris at the Grand Palais, one because I know his work well, two because I try to avoid painting like him.  It just comes out.  I'd rather be associated with the amazing colorist: Wyane Thiebaud.  But he's less known on this side of the Atlantic. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Umbrella painting - a spatula knife painting

Blue Umbrella 19x19cm

This painting is from an image taken on rue de Commerce in the 15th arrondissement in Paris.  I love shopping there!  It is one of the latest forty that I've furnished to Carré d'artistes.  I don't know yet where it will be, will let you know as soon as I do.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Lincoln Continental

Lincoln Continental 25x25cm

One of the latest forty for Carré d'Artistes.  Soon I'll tell you where in the world this will be available.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014

Another Parisian Cafe Painting

120x120 cm (sketch stage) --

This is my 101th painting in 2014.  Eighty-eight were small formats and thirteen large.  Before I was working for Carré d'Artistes I'd spend a month on a painting this size, now this size flows out in a week.

The waiter is delivering a bottle of rose to the table in the sunshine.  Nothing new about that but everyone in the painting is fiddling with a mobile phone.