Friday, February 18, 2011

Jungle Love Poppies and the Day I Met the Bear

Jungle Love Poppies by Nancy Medina

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Jungle Love is sprouting in Flower Mound Studio today, another new painting in preparation for Dallas Arboretum Artscape. This new work is based on the beautiful poppies of Salt Lake City Utah, and the hundreds of photos I took while visiting a friend there last year. It was a great trip, and a fun girl's weekend I'll never forget, even though we had a close encounter with a bear. I know I won't forget it, since I'm still having nightmares about that bear! Fortunately, I was not eaten by the bear, who turned and ran as soon as s/he placed its brown eyes upon our astonished group. We were frozen in place, bear gawkers extraordinaire. Although most bears can't count, it seemed that numbers mattered to this one, since we were a bigger group, off went the bear! A happy ending. And even happier, now, that I have these lovely memories of time spent with good friends, and these lovely poppy photos, too.

Jungle Love part two in progress....

The inspiration for Jungle Love - Utah
poppies the size of dinner plates!


Autumn Leaves said...

Oh nice, Nancy. Now I have that danged song running through my head! LOLOL I love this painting though. I've done one rather stylized piece of poppies and from the ant's eye view. This piece makes me want to revisit and do more!

Julia Kulish said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy, I just love it!

Marie Theron said...

Very nice, clean and fresh!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Nancy, you brought memories from my childhood in Jerusalem Israel.
I remember my mom telling me not to touch the poppies. WOW!
Now the field in no longer a field. Its a huge shopping center.
Thanks for this beautiful piece and story.

Unknown said...

Sherry, sorry about that, it was running through my head all day yesterday, perhaps it is like a virus and I have passed it along to you! ; )

Thank you Julia!

Marie, thanks lady!

Irit, was your mom protecting the poppies from you? : )

Manon said...

Gorgeous piece, Nancy!! Omg.....I would of freaked out laying eyes on a!!! Glad he ran away!! : ))