Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pretty in Pink - Poppies

Pretty in Pink, Poppies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board
Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

I love weekends in the studio, the day just stretches out, the blank canvases are all begging for paint, the pugs are napping - life is good! Pretty in Pink, Poppies, is the newest work drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio.

I was trying to think of a great name for this painting that was related to the flowerpot in the painting, Maison de la Belle Jardiniere, but the translation sounded something like "A Store that Sells Pretty Pots." Perhaps this will make all of my friends overseas laugh, since I am certain I got it totally wrong - I would love to hear more about the story behind these words, since they seem rather well known to Google Translate.

My thanks to the talented artist, Jamie Williams Grossman, for thinking of the name of this painting for me! Be sure to visit her Web site and connect with her on Facebook, if you have not already. She is a master plein air painter and her works are filled with color and life, and she is one of the nationally known daily painters to boot!

A peek in the studio earlier today


Becky said...

Pretty in Pink perfect! If they had been red I would have recognized them as poppies. Not sure I've ever seen a pink poppy. I always think of red because the Shriners sell them to raise money for their hospital or at least they used to.

Nancy Medina said...

Becky, these pink ones grow so well up north, and I don't think I've ever seen one like this outside of the Dallas Arboretum in Texas. : )

A New England Life said...

Wow, the painting is quite large! I used to have a couple salmon colored poppies, that is until I transplanted them. They didn't like that too much so they never visited me again : (

Beautiful, Nancy. Pretty in Pink is just right.

Nancy Medina said...

Thank you Sharon, I think your peonies decided they wanted to be the only glorious flower in town and drove them out! : )