Monday, July 5, 2010

Thistles and Sunflowers

Thistles and Sunflowers by Nancy Medina
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The sunflowers on sale at Tom Thumb yesterday earned their keep today. Thistles and Sunflowers is the newest still life in the studio, and a friend who gave me a bouquet of purple daisies helped to finish off this work.

The real show stealers, though, were the sunflowers in my yard this week. As promised, here is a picture of the 10 foot tall sunflower from my back yard garden. I had to have a little help from a ladder to get close enough to paint these flowers, and this afternoon a Monarch butterfly decided one of them was an excellent choice for a dinner break. If I had a better camera lens I would have had a good shot of that, but alas, that's on my Christmas list!


My still life setup and my new green pitcher



Plein air painting the giant
sunflowers in my back yard
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