Monday, July 12, 2010

Geranium Gardens

Geranium Gardens by Nancy Medina
Oil on Museum Quality Linen Board
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

I would be hard pressed to explain where this painting came from, except it leapt onto the canvas as if it had been waiting for quite some time to make its debut from my imagination. I've been infatuated with garden scenes lately, and the stonework seemed a nice warm contrast to the cold greens of the geraniums. I thought about putting a few little chickens in here. What do you think? Should I? I have been known to be persuaded easily when it comes to cute little chickens.


B4painter said...

Hi Nancy, I love the warmth you've conveyed in your bricks, matches the color of the geraniums. No, please don't add chickens, this is just perfect the way it is. Hugs from a fellow painter

Autumn Leaves said...

I'd probably prefer one Mr. HowardPPugglepants or Mz. AnnieBBelly, or even a JavaTheHutPug peeking through these beautiful flowers...

I can't believe this sprang from your imagination, Nancy. What a beautiful place with a gorgeous yard. I'm ready to move in!

Marie Theron said...

Hi Nancy, I love the photo of you on the ladder! How can we ask those sunflowers not to grow so tall? This is a lovely combo of flowers and masonry!

Wendy L. Trommer said...

I think some chickens would be nice, it would add an interesting focal point, but that's just my humble opinion.

Someday I hope to be able to paint from my imagination, right now I need reference points.

Unknown said...

Thank you ladies and B4 painter! : ) I was also thinking a little woman in an apron with a scarf on her head, drying a dish and leaning in the doorway. But maybe I'll save that image for the next little stone cottage that pops into my head and then out onto the canvas. : )
warm hugs from Texas!!!

Caroline Peña Bray said...

I think this is beautiful without the chickens, though I do love the little guys. The empty path leading to a doorway adds mystery which might be broken by chickens. This is a beautifully executed painting Nancy and I'm very much looking forward to seeing more!

The Stationery Concierge said...

Hello Nancy, just found your blog via Caroline Bray and I wanted to say I love the colours and warmth of these paintings. (I too would be tempted to add a pug, in my case my 10yr old black Tallulah - what IS it about artists and pugs....)
Good work

Edward Burton said...

Love the stonework - beautifully painted, Nancy.