Thursday, October 28, 2010

Saving Grace Sunflowers

Saving Grace Sunflowers by Nancy Medina


Oil on Linen Board

Nancy Medina Web Site

Saving Grace Sunflowers has been percolating in a state close to finished for over a month. I finished it today, brightening the shadows with a mixture of viridian and transparent oxide red, and then adding in some deep shadowed greenery into the wet background.

I wear a few hats, just so life stays interesting, and one of them is for pug rescue. A little pug in Southlake, Texas, escaped out an open gate 2 days ago. He had surgery a week ago, and his family was frantic all night searching for him. This morning, he was found safe and sound. This painting is a bit of a thank you note to the angels who brought Rocky home, to his family, where he belongs.


Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Lucky little fella!!! Love those sunflowers...when you mentioned the colors-- I had to think about what the colors looked like and find them in the painting...loved that!!! I've been away from painting far too long..

Becky said...

You are outstanding in your field of sunflowers! Love the strawberries in this one!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such a nice tribute to the Angels who helped save little puggy face.
These special Sunflowers that you painted will certainly make the angels smile, cause they are so gorgeous.

I want to say thank you to the angels tooo...
"Thank You Angels"

Agni said...

I love them like always !!!!

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Beautiful sunflowers... Love it :)

We are glad that Rocky was found safe and sound too!! It's a big scary world out there when you are on your own.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

carol morgan carmichael said...

Welcome to fresh painters! Love all your work. Beautiful florals!