Friday, July 8, 2011

Sunflower Centigrade Tableau by Texas Floral Artist Nancy Medina

Sunflower Centigrade Tableau by Nancy Medina
12X30
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Sunflower Centigrade Tableau is a new painting based on the small study I completed yesterday evening, Fahrenheit 451 Sunflower. I had a bonus day at the grocery store today - they had a whole new shipment of flowers - white hydrangeas, pink hydrangeas, purple canna lilies, teddy bear sunflowers, and the list goes on and on.

The flower lady at the grocery store knows me by sight and gave me a bit of advice for the hydrangeas (yes, I scooped them up before anyone else could nab them!). She said when I got them home, to spritz them with water - she said hydrangea means hydrate, thus these beauties love water. I'm amazed this never occurred to me before! I hope flicking water at them with my fingertips was as good as spritzing, since I happened to be clean out of spritzers. I did put them in nice cool water, though. With the temperature well above 100, I was very tempted to plunge my arms in with them, right up to the elbows!



Sunflower Centigrade with my studio models

4 comments:

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Nobody does sunflowers like you Nancy!!! Gorgeous!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful Nancy, and I also have a fabulous image of you plunging into a sinkful of flowers all the way to the elbows. Did Hannah have her surgery yesterday? How is she doing and feeling?

Katherine Thomas said...

Beautiful flowers! Your work is always so striking and joyful.

Becky said...

If there was a Sunflower Queen, it would be you! Gorgeous once again, Nanacy!! Give the puggies a hug from me. Hope Hannah is coming around. That has to be tough on her and you. Love ya!

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