A Fortunate Encouter

 

One year, the florist at my town’s annual holiday fair had just designed a new bouquet. Well, I obviously fell in love with it, and then proceeded to take (just) a couple hundred photographs in order to paint it later...

Only for tragedy to strike as soon as I got home - none of my pictures had turned out well! So, with a tearful goodbye, I dropped the idea.

But the story wasn’t finished! A week later, I was delivering a custom order and when I approached the house, what did I see? The bouquet!!! Sitting right there on the doorstep, beautifully backdropped by a typical New England home. So I obviously asked to take pictures, and merrily went home to start the process over again.

Also here’s a little fun fact about the making of this work: for the collage I had decided to use this very thick paper for the stairs. I literally imbibed the paper with glue to make it stay on the canvas, and it took more than 2 weeks to dry. I honestly thought it might never happen!

But back to the original story. Have you ever picked up a forgotten idea from the most unexpected place?

 

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TitleA Fortunate Encouter
Year2016
Size11"x14"
MediaCollage and Oil paint on Canvas
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TitleA Fortunate Encouter
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MediaCollage and Oil paint on Canvas
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Last Update 2018-03-28
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without
express written permission of Marion's Workshop is prohibited.
marion@marionsworkshop.com