Sunday, June 26, 2011

Carmel Glow Sunflowers and a Cottage Tour

Carmel Glow Sunflowers by Nancy Medina
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Carmel Glow is based on a beautiful vase I spotted in one of the shop windows in Carmel, California, last week. It was nestled between many other colorful vases whose prices I dared not even peek at. Fortunately, I had my Canon handy to memorialize it as a studio model! Someday I am sure some alert shopkeeper is going to ask me to stop photographing their wares, but so far they seem to take my shutterbug tendencies in stride.

Here are a few of the cottage stores that were very close to our hotel in Carmel. I also had to toss in a flower photo for you! Enjoy!

I love the salmon colored stucco on
this beautiful little store!

The Tea Rose had a shop window filled
with fine china and rose patterns.

Cottage Sweets was so charming, even with
the trash can still perched out front in the early a.m.

A perfect spot for a romantic interlude,
or maybe just a really yummy pastry....

I have been known to block traffic
in order to photograph white irises....


claire christinel said...

Very pretty painting. Love the sunflowers in the glass vase, and the photos of Carmel. It's been years since I was there, but I can see it hasn't lost it's charm.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a delightful and elegant painting, Nancy. I love that little ginger pot vase and the sunlight framing flowers and vase. Beautiful!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautiful, I like the lights and brights of Carmel Glow Sunflowers, Nancy! Nice greens too! I too visited Carmel years ago and remember it very well, magical place.

Ann Rogers said...

Lovely, Nancy! Thanks for sharing your Carmel visit with such charming photos.

Trudy R. Gomez said...

Nancy, I love the colors in this! The little pot is magical as are the places in your photo.

Nancy Medina said...

Thank you Claire! You are a long way from Carmel now! Enjoyed visiting your blog.

Sherry thank you! Howie sends you hugs....

Diane I bet it hasn't changed at all since you've been there, we were surprised at how much it was like stepping back in time - but that was definitely part of the charm!

Thanks Ann! It was quite chilly there, too, did I mention that already? : )

Hi Trudy! thank you, someday when I am rich I will be able to buy those wonderful pots instead of just photograph them. ; )

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh nancy!
when did you create this magical painting?
you are amazing and your trip was truly beautiful!
thank you for sharing it with us!

Ruth Welter said...

Gorgeous new paintings Nancy and thank you for sharing your photos from CA...just beautiful.