New painting of Delta King Hotel Paddlewheeler

I’ve completed this new large painting of the Delta King in Old Sacramento, California.  Oil on canvas, 24×48

Delta King, 24×48, oil on canvas (click for larger image)

The Delta King is a 285-foot-long sternwheel steamboat (87 m) and the sister ship of Delta Queen, built in Scotland and California for the California Transportation Company’s service between Sacramento and San FranciscoCalifornia. She entered service in 1927 and continued until 1940.  After wartime service with the United States Navy, Delta King served as an accommodation ship at KitimatBritish Columbia in the 1950s and then returned to California for static use at Old Sacramento where she remains as a hotel, restaurant and venue.  -Wikepedia


My KVIE Art Auction submission has been accepted!

My oil painting,  “Folsom 4th of July”, has been accepted into the 2018 KVIE Art Auction here in Sacramento.   We’ll attend a gala preview in July were award winners for each category are announced and previewed.  (Donated works will also be available to preview online.)  The actual live art auction will be broadcast October 5 – 7 on KVIE.  Here’s the painting that I submitted and donated to the auction:

Folsom 4th of July

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. 🙂

(Click for larger image.)

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!