Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunflowers in Repose

Sunflowers in Repose by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board


Sunflowers in Repose is drying on the easel this evening, while the assistants lounge on various pillows around the studio. I set up a shoot of fresh sunflowers on white paper on my kitchen counter and fell in love with the way the cool paper contrasted with the warm petals of the sunflowers. I had originally added pears, but decided the paper alone was a good companion to these busy, bright flowers.

They are predicting real winter will come to Dallas this weekend. I am ready for it, even though the flowers will fade in the garden out back, finally and for good. Maybe it's time for them to rest, too.
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