Friday, October 15, 2010

Tulip Tears

Tulip Tears by Nancy Medina
Palette Knife/Oil on Linen Board

Nancy Medina Web Site

Tulip Tears is a bit looser than my usual florals, and is a nod to my years as a watercolorist. I began my art career in Santa Barbara painting large florals in watercolor to pay for furnishings and those extra things that a single gal would otherwise go without on a very limited budget. I shared a home with four other girls, each of us pitching in for the cost of utilities and taking turns parking in the driveway. I always had just enough money to pay the rent and buy food, but not much more after that. There is no better place to be single and young, if you don't mind living on bologna and Ramen noodles.


Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

So u used to be a Cali girl?
What a surprise.
And I love this piece.

Margaret said...

Love this technique. Would love to see more of it.

L.Holm said...

Ahh...I remember the Ramen noodles days. I actually shared a flat with 3 others, and also got creative with endless leftovers and rice!

Your "loose" flowers are lovely, and I bet your watercolors were knock-outs, too.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love this loose technique...and the story!!!

Becky said...

Better than Beanie Wienies I guess! Really colorful!

Marie Theron said...

Nancy, few people go to the trouble of painting wide open tulips. I am glad you did! Ah single girls staying together....I remember making lovely toasted cheese rolls with the iron!

Unknown said...

Irit, I used to say it was an honor and a privilege to live in California, everything cost so much more, but I sure loved living there! Enjoy the sunshine for me lady!

Thank you Margaret, I will definitely do some more loose ones.

Liz, I forgot about rice, I ate a lot of that too!

Becky thank you, I could tell you a LOT of stories about my singles days in Santa Barbara, someday over a glass of iced tea! : )

Becky, you are right....

Marie, the ones at the arboretum would open up and fall to pieces toward the end of their bloom, they were so lovely. Sending you warm regards from across the ocean!