Café L'oiseau

22 x 18 inches
10 lbs.
hand painting on glass and paper, hand-pulled serigraphy, lithography

Inspired by Jean-Pierre Weill’s childhood memories of Paris, Cafe L’oiseau captures a corner coffee shop filled with light, just as a young girl cycles around the corner, a balloon tightly clenched in her fist. Two birds flutter upwards, hovering above their namesake this quiet spring day, lush with delicate flowers spilling over the windowsills. A bottle of wine stands ready for some happy couple to share, enjoying each others company, perhaps celebrating a special event. This painting draws the viewer in, from the street, up to the sidewalk, and through the glass doors of Cafe L’oiseau.