Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bye Bye Love Sunflowers - A Love Letter to Simpler Times

Bye Bye Love Sunflowers
by Nancy Medina


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I push toward a goal in the studio day after day and month after month to achieve that sparkling still life, but sometimes the paint flows best when I cut loose. The dying blossoms in my back yard today were a reminder of standing barefoot as a child beneath 8 foot sunflowers in my parents' organic garden. The drone of insects; the sun parched leaves; and the crumbly, cool earth between my toes; this was the reality that shaped me. There were no linen tablecloths, glass vases, or beautifully arranged china cups, none of these were denizens of my childhood home.

Bye Bye Love is a call backward, and a love letter, to simpler times.

What inspires me - flowers from
my back yard container garden

Sunflowers drying in the Texas heat


Angela Elledge said...

I feel like the sunflower in your photo...done with this heat! I love your sunflower paintings, this one is especially beautiful.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This sunflower is touching my heart. I feel it has sooo much to say if only it could talk.
Your words express your feelings so clearly, and I can feel those feelings too

Dhiraj Deka (D.D) said...

You achieved to pour your heart out in this painting. Congrats.

Autumn Leaves said...

I so love these sunflowers, Nancy. There is a richness and I love how they are enveloped in darkness. Always a comfort for me (darkness). I love the title (and now have that 50's song meandering through my loopy head this a.m.). Those sunflowers in your back yard are just looking so sad and bedraggled!

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

Angela I agree - it's scary how hot it has been in Dallas this week!

Tweedley thank you poet puggy, with the biggest heart in the world!

Thank you so much DD - warm regards from across the world my friend.

Sherry I am hoping the seeds from these dying blossoms will bring me more flowers next year! : )

Thank you Miss Norma! Stay cool...

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful painting! I love sunflowers and you always paint them so beautifully.

Try to stay cool!

Unknown said...

Thank you Linda, I am trying my best to stave off this heat! I hope you are doing well. xoxo