Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Fruits and Hydrangea Painting by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Summer Fruits and Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Canvas Board

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Summer Fruits and Hydrangeas is the newest painting in my series of studio hydrangea still lifes in Flower Mound Studio. Or one could say this is the newest painting in my latest bout of hydrangea obsession run amuck. I will just say for the record that no fruits were harmed in the painting of this picture. After the painting was completed, however, is another matter entirely. Plus there was the untimely demise of hydrangea number three, who suddenly became crispy wilty hydrangea overnight, although its brethren were still going strong at dawn.

Why hydrangea number three bit the dust is a mystery to me. Perhaps it was the angle of the cut on the stem before I put it into the water. Perhaps it did not appreciate being in the back of the painting, and not having a starring role. Whatever the reason, I kept number three in the painting as a tribute to its 24 hours of perseverance.

This painting is dedicated to the memory of hydrangea number three. He was a good hydrangea, a fresh, upstanding flower of the finest quality. He was taken from us much, much too soon.

No fruits were harmed during the painting of this picture
(After the painting was complete
is another matter entirely).
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