Morning at a Paris Café

Morning at a Paris Café

I have always studied composition and one of the best teachers of is Henri Cartiér Bresson, a very revered photographer of the early 20th century.  This painting's structure and subject matter is based on his b/w photo of this Paris Café scene.  So thank you to the master for his inspiration.

I imagine a relationship between the two characters, the older woman and the hip chic in the foreground.  I think as I paint, what does Veronica (I just named the older woman) going through in her life? I imagine her background and why she might be there this monring gazing at the young beauty down the bench. Meanwhile, the passive beauty vibrates brightly in her lemon yellow dress against the background in predominant shades of blue and butter yellow. With her fingers to her lips, Marilyn (ok I named her ) is symboling concern.  She stares at her paper oblivious to the warm gaze of Veronica. I imagine, what is her life? Why is she troubled? And all of a sudden its a whole story in a single moment! That's my favorite kind of narrative painting.  The complementary colors, the colors of morning light create the contemplative atmosphere. 

 

40"x 30"

Oil on Canvas

 

Sold Unframed, Sides painted neutral gray, wired ready to hang, signed front and back by the Artist Bebe Landers, and you receive a signed Certificate of Authenticity for insurance valuation.

  • Shipping

    Artwork will be shipped in cardboard box with heavy bubble wrap for protection. All payment including shipping must be made in full before artwork is prepared for shipping.  Please contact Bebe Studios if you wish to make your own arrangements for shipping. Bebe Studios will photograph the artwork prior to being wrapped and after it is wrapped. Upon receipt of your painting, please open carefully and preserve packaging for 14 days. Take photos as you unwrap to ensure there is no damage. Please check the artwork carefully for any signs of shipping damage. Photograph the artwork immediately upon unpacking. We always ship with tracking and insurance for full value.

  • Returns

    I am happy to accept returns for any reason if you contact me within seven days of delivery.  You must ship the painting back in its original packaging or with packaging of equal padding and you are responsible to pay the shipping via the same service you received the painting through. Please send a picture of the painting prior to repacking to determine there is no damage. There will be a 15% restocking fee to cover the costs of our packaging and shipping to you. Money will be refunded through Paypal within seven days of my receipt of the return. I am also happy to provide a onetime 10% discount if you decide to purchase a different work of art.

$3,490.00Price