Friday, February 25, 2011

Remembrance in Red Sunflowers and Lilies

Remembrance in Red Sunflowers and Lilies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board
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Remembrance in Red is a new work in Flower Mound Studio, and a new approach for me to a favorite subject. I've never painted red sunflowers before, at least not intentionally, and found these beauties at the grocery store this evening. My list included chicken, advil, fruit and veggies. My list did not include flowers. But how could I have walked past these? Could you? I named this new painting in honor of my muse, my grandmother. Her talent was boundless, and her encouragement and love for me was much more than I deserved. She was a master with the needle, and her embroidery and needlepoint fills my home and my studio. Sometimes I lay my fingers on the surface of her works, imagining and remembering the hours I watched her pull a needle through fabric. I miss her every single day.


AutumnLeaves said...

Your words touched me so much, Nancy. I hope my own grandkids think of me like you do your grandmother. The red sunflowers are stunning and I think I like them much more than the yellow variety.

Trudy R. Gomez said...

Beautiful remembrance to your grandmother - the flowers are lovely too. It's so wonderful to reflect on loved ones passed on - blessings to you and the pug-lets.

Roxanne Steed said...

What a beautiful memorial- just knew you'd turn this batch of flowers into another gorgeous painting! You are inspiring!!

Tree Hugger said...

I love ALL your paintings!!
Especially your sunflowers!
Do you do daffodils?
Do you ever have classes??

Nancy Medina said...

Sherry I am sure they do! How wonderful to have grandchildren. xo

Thank you Trudy, blessings to you too! I hope you enjoyed the sunshine today!

Roxanne you inspire me so much, thank you for your kind words.

Suzan I am hoping to have some workshops in the next year or so, but in the meantime come on down to Dallas and paint with me! : )

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful painting. Love the brushwork in the petals.

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful- I saw these in a photo in your front car seat on your blog and next thing you know they are starring in a gorgeous painting. Beautiful. I teared up over your honoring your grandmother- she was lucky to have you also:)