Monday, August 23, 2010

Hearts Afire Sunflowers and Daisies

Hearts Afire, Sunflowers and Daisies
by Nancy Medina


Oil on Canvas
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Hearts Afire, Sunflowers and Daisies is a new work, a small study created for my larger 48 inch wide painting on the easel this evening. The orange gerbera daisies seem to be dancing around a bit with the sunflowers, and I used them in this small painting as my boost to create larger versions on the commission I showed year earlier.

As promised, here is another peek at that large work in progress! You can see how this painting came together initially, and how it has changed as I have worked with the client to create her custom floral arrangement. The red poppies that were there in the beginning have migrated off of the canvas, for now, and in their stead, orange gerbera daisies are blooming. I've added more greens and a bit more lilac. I can almost imagine myself plunging my nose into this bouquet, though I think the sunflower pollen would have me sneezing for weeks...! Stay tuned, as I finish up this painting over the next week and get it ready to ship to its new home in Montreal, Canada.

Sunflower panorama - work in progress
48 X 22


AutumnLeaves said...

So bright and beautiful, hints of both summer and autumn. Nancy, your heart comes through every piece you paint and I love seeing it!

Becky said...

Love the daisies with the sunflowers! Just pops off the canvas. She is going tolove it!

Nancy Medina said...

Thank you Sherry! I am SO ready for Autumn. : )

Thank you Becky, I sure hope so!