"Not My Wedding Flowers," - 2010 - acrylics on canvas - 20 x 16 in.
Funny things happen during plein aire events: rain, clouds, gathering of artists inside rooms at the park. One of the park employees set a vase of flowers on someone's desk in the classroom where we artists had sheltered for the Sunday. There are usually weddings taking place at the Deering Estate, and these were leftover flowers from the prior night.
As usual, I have an "extra" piece of canvas covered with old, dried, random acrylic paint colors. The flowers were rioting their desire for being immortalized, and I was the only one who heard their cries. The gorgeous whites, fuschias, pinks, and greens, how could I resist?
They are not my wedding flowers...!
Angeline Marie of
PS: This is my 151st blog post! Time flies!!!
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