Monday, June 28, 2010

New England Rose Arbor

New England Rose Arbor
Oil on Canvas
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

New England Rose Arbor is drying on the easel, and is based on the photography of my talented friend, Sharon, of A New England Life. She has an endless array of beautiful photography she shares on her blog. Today she has pictures of Star Island. Take a peek and sign up on her Follow page - I love starting my day with a trip to New England, courtesy of Sharon (especially when she posts pictures of her homemade blueberry muffins - yum)!

This has been a good week for me in my art journey, and one that has humbled me a bit. I've had some successes recently, but yesterday I learned I was not accepted into an exceptionally talented art group. For all my dear art friends who are growing, it is these little setbacks that will help you to get better - if you allow them to. I have looked over the members of the group carefully and it is clear they are very talented. I have some stretching to do, and some hard work ahead, so it is good to be reminded of this and not to get complacent. It took me years to begin selling art regularly and build up a client base. There is a lot of hard work involved, but if I dedicate the time and focus in the studio, and paint every day, I know I will get there. In the meantime, it is a real gift to have friends who are always encouraging and lifting you up along the way. That positive energy works!


Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

Beautiful Nancy,Whenever i see your painting it makes to feel quite happy inside,i think the colors you use makes that king of feeling through eyes.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

So beautiful Nancy...give a kiss to the pugs for me!!!

A New England Life said...

I'm sorry to hear you were not accepted Nancy. I guess we all need setbacks to spur us on. You are a determined person so I know you will persevere.

Your photo of a New England sidewalk is beautiful. I drove past there this evening and it appeared the roses for the most part have passed their prime.

Unknown said...

Anudeepa, what a beautiful way you have with words, thank you so much for your kindness!

Becky I am hugging all the spoiled ones especially for you lady, hug your babies for me!

Sharon, thank you! Setbacks have always been the things that motivate me, odd as that sounds. Thanks for always inspiring me with your work. hugs from Dallas....

Autumn Leaves said...

What a gorgeous painting and a beautiful photo too. Beautiful work, Nancy. I must say that I give all of you artists so much credit for stepping outside my personal comfort zone and submitting your work for shows and for groups and for judging and for sales...Something I couldn't even begin to contemplate. This makes you winners at the outset. Someone told me once that it isn't necessarily a rejection of your talents and abilities when these things happen. Sometimes it is because they are looking for a variety of styles and/or subjects so as not to glut with too much of the same types of pieces. For what it is worth...

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Nancy,

This painting is stunning and it is very inspiring to me but then again, all you work inspires me.

Honestly, sounds like it is the groups lose that they didn't accept you. I know you work hard and are very creative, you are always pushing yourself. Your work is among the highest standard that anyone can set for themselves.

Anyway, love this piece.


Unknown said...

Thank you Ruth! I appreciate that - sending you many hugs...

Archie and Melissa said...

what a beautiful painting and post nancy!

you are always a postive ray of sunshine and you inspire me everyday!


Kelly said...

Aunt Nancy,

Momma says I am supposed to take the high road and say that you will learn from this, you are so wonderfully talented, blah blah blah.

I say... those people musta been blind. Your painting are the prettiest I have ever seen.


PS Hi Howie. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Nancy
We just got back from the ocean and I came running over here to see what you have painted.
I read your words,,,, and then i found words i wanted to say.
We can "feel" your paintings.
We can "feel" the deepest feelings that you share with us.
That is why we come to visit you, because the feeling that you paint stays in our heart - thats why we come.