Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wild Abandon, Sunflower Still Life

Wild Abandon by Nancy Medina


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Wild Abandon is my newest sunflower painting, and is a celebration of the dozens of sunflowers on the verge of opening in my back yard garden this week. The tallest sunflower in my yard is well over 7 feet high, and three budding flowers are beginning to peer down at me from its highest quarters. I've watched the little groups of aphids and helper bugs create their colonies on the lower leaves of this giant sunflower, and imagine leaves on the higher levels are probably the more expensive penthouse bug properties, since only a few rather fat bugs live up there.

I am hoping this large sunflower plant sprouts those big dinner plate sized blossoms like the ones my parents grew on our organic farm in East Texas. I will be posting pictures when these finally open, so stay tuned!


Becky said...

Do you know how much I love your sunflowers? Let me count the ways! All I have to do is see that you painted one in your title and an immediate smile comes over me. I know it will be gorgeous! A beautiful sight to behold indeed! And most of all I know the pugs help to inspire you!

Edward Burton said...

Absolutely glorious, Nancy!

Ralph said...

Just amazing again and again you leave me awestruck

Marie Theron said...

Nancy surrounded by sunflowers! I cannot imagine you more clearly in any other setting! The single bloom speaks for the hundreds growing around you!

Autumn Leaves said...

Absolutely gorgeous painting, Nancy. I can't even imagine dinner plate sized blossoms!!

Unknown said...

Thank you Becky, you are such a doll. Annie does like to take the credit for just about everything around here. : )

Thank you Ed, I hope you will go to the beach for me today.

Ralph you are always so kind and make my day with your generous remarks.

Marie I was thinking about you when I named this one. Loved your gorgeous painting on FB yesterday lady.

Sherry we used to scrape the seeds out of those giant sunflowers and bake them on a cookie sheet. Delish!

Susan Roux said...

Such sensitivity in this beauty! Well done!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Do I see right? a changes to you blog.
And this Sunflower is beautiful. No mistake, NM finger prints all over.

Roxanne Steed said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Jean Levert Hood said...

awesome little gem, Nancy!! Amazing for such a small piece!

Dana S. Whitney said...

Nature's abandon AND your freedom with brush (or knife, maybe) shows, too. Lovely piece.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Nancy
You know much we just love your sunflowers. This one reached out and grabbed us. 7 feet tall,. and our seeds are not out of the ground yet.
I loved the little story of where the bugs live, but mostly I love your sunflower.
ps your bloggis is beautiful


Les tournesols ont toujours attiré les peintres et Van Gogh lui-même honora ces fleurs en les peignant. Ta peinture me plait et j'ai cette technique maîtrisée, mais au-delà , je recherche l'émotion et devant ton œuvre, elle est présente.
Très beau travail dont je te félicite.