Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Be Mine, Valentine Sunflowers and the Debut of a New Sparkley!

Be Mine, Valentine


Sunflowers by Nancy Medina
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Yesterday on my blog I shared with you the buying frenzy of pretty pots that occurred when I stepped into an unsuspecting Home Goods store on my lunch break. So many pretty pots, so many great sales, the lines at the cashiers were super short, thus lots of new pots in Flower Mound Studio! This is another of the sparkleys I brought home yesterday, in the photo below filled with bright yellow flowers, the inspiration for Be Mine, Valentine. See now why I had to have it?

Another of my new studio models - the rose pot!


Roxanne Steed said...

Lovely painting! Now that winter is in full force, I'm back to buying them (flowers) out of the grocery store, made a Home Goods run last weekend. (don't you love that place!?). Your puggies are so lucky to be surrounded by all the beauty (I sure hope they appreciate it!) :-)

AutumnLeaves said...

I think the painting is even prettier than the real thing, Nancy. It is exquisite!

Nancy Medina said...

Roxanne, it's so cool you guys have Home Goods too. I am loving their latest inventory of new pink pots!

Thank you Sherry, this one was fun to paint - stay warm!

Roxanne Steed said...

Nancy, I think they were just starting to set up the Valentiney-displays the day I was there. Linens had been set out already, but none of the pots & dishes quite yet. I'm headed back in a few days when they clear this snow!
and yes, I agree with Autumn- the painting is far prettier than the real thing- that's the vision of the artist!!

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

I like the juxtaposition of the real flowers against the painted flowers on the pitcher.

Kathy Cousart said...

Love this- I can see why you had to have it. It would be a painting in and of itself- very beautiful with the flowers added!

Debbie Miller said...

oooh - ive got to get on over to our home depot

do you paint fake flowers? i just read that Georgia O'Keefe's florals were done from plastic flowers!

Nancy Medina said...

Thank you Katie and Kathy! Roxanne, you are right, you have to be patient with Home Goods, some days are good, some not so good! : )

Debbie I rarely paint with silk flowers, but the moment I got my new sparkley pot home, I had to paint it and couldn't take the time to run to the store for real flowers. When the muses call one must not delay answering the door!!!