La Terrasse Saint Jacques
oil on canvas
This canvas is definitely among my favorites from the Parisian cafe series. This cafe is also one of my favorites even if they serve bitter Cafe Richard. Since moving to Paris and finding cafe life and discovering of Ivory Black pigment, I've painted several cafe scenes. There is not much Ivory Black in this, more Titaninium white. Extra fine.
I like this painting of mine because it blends a contemporary approach with an intemporal subject and it doesn't look like New Impressionism. I hate new impressionism. What is it anyway? Most I've seen is a bad rehash of Impressionist paintings. If you know of a good New Impressionist painter please tell me.
When I was in art school at the Maryland Institute College of Art, same school Jeff Koons attended, I learned to paint white on white. It didn't make sense to me. But Jeff Koon's art doesn't either. Now I know why white on white is worth it. A photo on the web does not show you what I'm talking about. You'll just have to come see it in person.
This will be available in my upcoming show in Saint Germain-des-Près.
Eat your heart out.