Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chantilly Lace Iris Painting

Chantilly Lace - White Iris
6X8, Oil on Linen

Chantilly Lace - White Iris is my newest work, completed yesterday evening with the help of my four-footed, snorfley studio assistants. Now that all the spring shows are behind me, I finally have time to focus on my Etsy Shop! I've posted Chantilly Lace there, and will soon create a new line of florals to wake up my Etsy Store a bit.

Painting white flowers has been a wonderful way for me to get some exercise in my grays. I took the advice of Kevin MacPherson years ago and stocked up on the Gamblin gray family, and it has stood me in good stead. Granted, Kevin didn't actually speak to me, I was just one of the adoring minions who purchased his video.

I'm off to deliver flower paintings to the Stems Gallery in Grapevine, Texas, this morning. A few of my small works sold there last week. Then we're headed to Plano, Texas, to deliver a red geranium commission to a wonderful client who has spread the word to galleries about me. There is nothing better than connections to get into galleries!

I hope you are having a relaxing Saturday morning. I am listening to a new CD Along the Shore of Acadia by Tim Janis, with the soothing background noise of three pugs snoring. What could be a better way to start the day?


Unknown said...

Nancy!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Are you getting over your cough??


Unknown said...

Thanks Miss Judy! Yay - the cold is finally gone! I feel human again, no matter what Howard says. ; )
hug the girls and your foster boy for me... said...

Wow Nancy. First of all congratulation on your sales. Most of all I'm glad you are feeling better.

Nancy your flowers are outstanding, you are truly a master of floral painting. Now that I have thumbnails on my blog I get to see your work fresh off the easel. How cool is that!

Jean Levert Hood said...

You did it again!!! Simply beautiful, Nancy! and congratulations on those sales, great news.

I'm so glad you are feeling better. We have no time to be sick!

Hugs to the pugs!!!

Laura said...


Tweedles -- that's me said...

You are totally amazing. What a beautiful painting.
Ohhhh to have just a little talent like you- would make me happy!
Glad your better.
The Memory Garden is so very touching with your pups sitting there.
We love your site, we like to sit and look.

Archie and Melissa said...

hi nancy!
oh it is gorgeous! how fun to have new paintings in your etsy store!
i love your flowers!

Becky said...

Just stunning! I went to and listened to a sample of that CD. That is my kind of music. I just might have to buy that CD. So very relaxing! Have a super weekend, what's left of it!

L.Holm said...

Sounds like the perfect day! Gorgeous white iris. And congrats on your sales, Nancy!

Manon said...

This iris is absolutely stunning! You've outdone yourself again Nancy! said...

Beautiful painting, Nancy.

Say, looking at your photo it looks as though you are feeding that dog from the table ALL your food.

Mary said...

Wow, Nancy, this is SO gorgeous! There is such a wonderful sense of movement in it. Congratulations on your gallery show, too. Terrific work!