Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Red Rose Tea and a Vintage Rose Garden by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Red Rose Tea by Nancy Medina


Oil on Canvas Panel

Nancy Medina Web Site

Red Rose Tea is a small study completed today as a supporting work for my new four foot container garden of roses. I've been on a rose journey for a while now, and you've trekked along patiently beside me, holding your tongue about my yellow roses that occasionally look like smeary pizzas.

There is a bit of light at the end of the rose tunnel, though I am by no means even close to mastering them. Temperature and shape, supporting background colors, these all play an important role with roses. Vintage Rose is completed now, except for the edges on this large work, and will soon be on its way to a gallery. My last large rose garden, Summer Rose Container Garden, found a home last week with a family who winters in Las Vegas and summers in their cottage on Coronado Island in Southern California. I am delighted with that arrangement, since roses do love Coronado, and vice versa....!

Vintage Rose Container Garden by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


AutumnLeaves said...

Well, I think your roses are mastered already, Nancy, but what do I know? I am thinking this would be one cup of tea that I'd savor, sitting this with glorious bouquet next to me. Beautiful!!

Egretta Wells blog said...

Before I even read what you had to say, I looked at your rose paintings and said aloud, "Boy, wish I could paint roses like that"! So there! I, too, think you have mastered them! So beautiful!