Monday, June 14, 2010

Texas Red - Geranium Still Life

"Texas Red"
Geranium Still Life
by Nancy Medina


Oil on Canvas

I painted "Red" plein air Texas style, sitting at my dining room table gazing out the window at the potted geranium on my deck. With all the comforts of indoor air conditioning, I was able to see the sunlight glow of a bright triple digit summer day just outside the window. I know that this is cheating when it comes to real plein air, in a sense, the glass after all undoubtedly diffused the light. And if you're not outdoors swatting bugs in between brush strokes, it really isn't plein air.

All the same I was happy with this little red geranium. It has been asking me to paint it for quite some time so I finally heeded the call.


Patty said...

This is probably my favorite painting you've done so far. I love the loose quality of the brush strokes.
It's a real beauty!

Linda Popple said...

WOW! This red geranium painting really has a lot of energy. Nicely done!

Unknown said...

Thank you Pat and Linda, you guys are making me feel great! The only comments I've received at home tonight have been the constant snoring sounds coming from the 3 pugs in the studio. : )

Autumn Leaves said...

Like all things Texas, this is larger than life, Nancy. Gorgeous work and I rather like that fine Texan plein aire style. Works for me!

Unknown said...

Thanks Miss Sherry, I finished this without acquiring a single mosquito bite! : )

Mitzi Easley said...

Just wonderful Nancy... Wow... look at those edges! Really beautifully done!


Oui, vraiment, ta peinture me plait et me touche. J'y vois, au-delà de ta technique très élaborée, une compréhension de ton sujet et un amour des plantes, ici le géranium, qui se sent bien et passe comme un message jusqu'à nous.
Merci de le faire si bien.