Marin’s Quilt

Marin's Quilt by Barrie Maguire
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Marin’s Quilt by Barrie Maguire

Print: 046 x 31 cm (18 x 12 inches)
Price: 170.00 Add to Cart

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Art Description

Prints Available:

  • 046 x 31 cm (18 x 12 inches): 170.00
  • Framed: No

Artist's Description

Barrie Maguire

Barrie Maguire

 Professional Artist
  • Location: Narberth, PA
  • Country: USA
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Other Description

Signed and numbered limited edition Giclée print of a sleeping child under a quilt of the fields of Ireland.

Image size 18″ x 12″

‘The idea of the painting came to me in an instant one day after I heard myself gushing about Ireland to a friend and describing, “the green patchwork fields of Ireland.” I was excited and recruited the little red-headed girl who lived two houses away, Marin Sweeney, as a model.  Marin was recovering from a fever and so unavailable to pose, but her mother took me up to her room and I took several photos of her as she lay asleep under a quilt, her cheeks flush with the fever.  I set out to paint Marin and that green patchwork quilt but struggled, unable to capture the magic of those fields.  So as I often do, I put the painting aside for awhile. A few months later my wife and I flew to Ireland and as we came in over the west coast approaching Shannon Airport, Karen looked out the window and said, “Look! There’s Marin’s quilt!” I leaned past her and looked out the window and saw immediately what I was doing wrong with my painting, missing the colors, the irregular shapes of the landscape, and more.  When we returned home I set back to work on the painting, now named, of course, “Marin’s Quilt.”  In all I’ve painted Marin Sweeney five times now.’

 

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