Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Fresh Pressed Juice

Jus Pressé
70x50cm oil on canvas

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
I love Paris!


  1. You have a wonderful life! Love the painting and your intent. Wonderful work, cousin!

  2. OOh, a new "finished product" - I am always so excited to see a new post. I find myself hankering for a jus pressé!

    1. Hi Laura,
      There are more paintings finished that I'll post in dribbles just to keep you hankering.


Hi from Paris!