Next up: Victorian Lady
But Maggie won't guess how long this project will take
Print copies of a beautiful painting by John P. O’Brien will get the 3-D paper tole treatment by Maggie in her next project.
This is the second work by O’Brien she will be working on this week: she just finished another that she had started before she did the Boulangerie work (see end of preceding post for a picture).
Says a website devoted to his work: “John Patrick O’Brien conveys a series of mystery and romance seldom found in contemporary art. With exquisite craftsmanship, poetic ideals, and a modern awareness, he created a unique style, which has become known as "contemporary romantic realism." His passion for France, Italy and Ireland can be seen in the romantic settings of elegant interiors, European street scenes, and neighborhood cafes and pubs.”
Sadly, O’Brien died young, at the age of 53 in 2004.
Maggie won’t estimate how long this project will take. But it’s going to take a lot of time, she says. As usual, she will be going above and beyond, for example, by highlighting more details than what might be called for in a kit. She has taken the first step: she glued the first print onto an artist’s board.
Patience is the key, she emphasizes.
“The more time you take and the more patience you have, the finer the result. So, don’t rush it. Take your time.”
Which can be said for most labours of love, yes?