The Café Life - 2012
The Café Life features paintings of colorful people and their colorful stories in oil - acting as a voyeur, I collage references of wealth/poverty, social justice, sex, feminism, and our potential human extinction against a backdrop of the café life…or more harshly, progressive intellectuals where they gather contrasted against the backdrop of a social climbing elitist culture.
My parents, C.T. "Chuck" and Jeanne Dumenil, on their back patio in Wichita with Rosalind Russel, aka Ros. She was the spitting image of my Lily, aka Lillian Russell. I wonder what Jane and Keri will look like?
oil on canvas 8 x 10" 2005
The Colorful World of The Café Life
Title - What Do Two Musicians, Two Architects, a Doctor, a Teacher,
and a Political Cartoonist Have in Common?
Chamber Music at The Barn
oil on canvas, section 30 x 48" 2015