Oil on Panel SOLD Collection of Martin Margolies
Dothan, AL – USA
About This Painting
I am one who loves the fragrance of Gardenias.
I think they are nearly as beautiful as they smell. The fragrance is such a delightful, powerful characteristic of the flower, that I only need to see the new blooms in my wife's flower pot on our front porch and my memory alone serves up olfactory memories that compel me to take a moment to bend over and smell these velvety, white floral delicacies.
But how to set it in a painting? We don't have enough for a bouquet.
Fortunately, artists find beauty in the discards of others. A few months ago I caught the tail end of a multi-family, garage-sale morning, and found the kinds of deals I was there for: anything left over that would be fun to paint. (I also scored 12 CDs for $2, but that has little to do with this painting other than that I listened to one of them Harry Connick, Jr.'s "20" among others while painting this).
I got this perfect little glass bowl for a dime.
And I didn't even have to talk the lady down!
There is a video "walk through" of the painting process here, on YouTube.com.
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