Les Deux Magots Paris Cafe Painting Sold!

I was helping out in the Artist’s Collaborative Gallery today for our participation in the monthly  “2nd Saturday” Sacramento event. Hundreds of people from all over the country came through the gallery today. In particular, I met a very nice couple from Denver. They really liked my my little Le Deux Magots Paris cafe oil painting that I just finished in January.

We discussed my oil painting process at length, then they left with my card. Business tapered off in the afternoon. So, I went home a bit early, having enjoyed meeting so many nice people.

On my way home, Marleen called from the gallery to say that the couple had returned and purchased the painting.   She said that they also gave me a $50 tip, insisting that it was priced too low. Funny, I did not know that people sometime tip artists!  Go ahead, make my day. 🙂

Paris cafe oil painting

Prints are available here: Mike Patterson prints on Fine Art America

Note: the source photo used for the inspiration of this painting was placed into the public domain by Robyn Lee. Thanks!

New painting of Paris Cafe is finished!

I’ve finished my little Paris cafe painting. I hope that you like it.

Les Deux Magots, oil on gallery-wrap canvas, 12 x 16,  $350

Les Deux Magots is a famous café in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris, France. It once had a reputation as the rendezvous of the literary and intellectual élite of the city. It is now a popular tourist destination.  – Wikipedia

A new painting – Les Deux Magots

Here’s a new painting that I’m working on using a black canvas. It think that it gives it a vintage feeling. Also, I’m pushing into an impressionistic look with the use of broken color. So far, I’m happy with it. Wish me luck with all the figures in the bottom half of the painting! Welcome to Paris! Thanks for looking. “Le Deux Magots,” oil on canvas, 12 x 16

New art gallery representation!

I recently applied to and have been unanimously accepted into the Artists Collaborative Gallery in Old Sacramento!  As early as this Friday, I’ll have 6 of paintings on the wall. I have a small space, but this location has  great foot traffic. Please stop by some time to visit my paintings. The gallery is located at 129 K St, Sacramento, CA.

Wish me luck!