Rooftop Escargots

 

One day, my niece sent me a picture of some snails she had encountered on her walk home after a rainy day. It is rare to find snails - escargots - in Paris, and this photo of a rainy day really brought me back to when I was living there. I love the rain, and it always made Paris more beautiful - the clouds and water bring out a certain luminosity in the streets, and the greyness of the city becomes striking and impressive.

I then started planning my background… The pavement in the picture made me think of some photos I had taken of the grey slate rooftops in France.. So I decided to create the pavement by starting my collage with these rooftops! The challenge was to keep that unrealistic aspect in the painting. I am in such a quest to find the right balance between realism and unrealism when painting but invariably, it ends up looking very similar to the “real thing.” I kind of failed, but I like to think I can still see the rooftops under the pavement!

What picture of a rainy day would bring you back to your past?

 

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TitleRooftop Escargots
Year2015
Size11"x14"
MediaCollage and Oil paint on Canvas
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One day, my niece sent me a picture
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TitleRooftop Escargots
Year2015
Size11"x14"
MediaCollage and Oil paint on Canvas
Contact me to purchase the original at marion@marionsworkshop.com
Select Print Size
Free Shipping in the USA
Free local delivery also available

Prints Description

  • THIS IS A PRINT ON PAPER
  • NOT AN ORIGINAL PAINTING
  • IT COMES ROLLED ON A TUBE
  • YOU WILL NEED TO FRAME IT
  • FRAME IS NOT INCLUDED

Limited edition prints of 100
from my original paintings.

PRINTS ARE NUMBERED
SIGNED AND DATED
... read more ...

Rooftop Escargots

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Last Update 2018-11-13
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without
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