Friday, June 10, 2011

August Rose and a New Container Garden of Flowers by Nancy Medina Texas Artist

August Rose by Nancy Medina


Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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August Rose is drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio, and was a small study for the new four-foot container garden in progress. I've shared a peek at my new container garden here for you, and I'm happy with this one, it is my first to include roses! Roses are not easy to paint, in fact I've been studying them for years and still am not even close to having a comfort level with them. Once I've painted 1000 roses, I think I'll be more comfortable with them.

For those who are wondering what was on the itinerary for the studio assistants, the schedule today included naptime after breakfast, early lunch, a mid-day snack, a pre-dinner snack, dinner, and now a late afternoon nap prior to the bedtime snack. Their schedule is always demanding, thus the need for the refreshers in between important eating activities. Since I was off work today, I decided to adopt that schedule for my own, and ate and napped just as much!

Summer Rose Container Garden
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
In progress


A New England Life said...

It's good to switch things up and try something new every now and then. I think your roses will blossom, so to speak, as you continue painting them.

Sounds like the perfect schedule to me!

AutumnLeaves said...

Don't sell yourself short, my friend. Your roses are glorious! And I just know that visions of autumn leaves were dancing in Howie's head...

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Nancy,

My 3 Tzus have much the same demanding schedule as your little puglets have. It's a rough life, that is for sure.

It is definately fun and good for us as artists to step out of our comfort zone from time to time. Love the small painting and I"m already drooling over the large one, even though it isn't quite finished yet. I'm sure the more you do with the roses, the better you will feel about them. I agree, I think they are hard to paint.


Linda Popple said...

Beautiful roses!!