Friday, July 8, 2011

Sunflower Centigrade Tableau by Texas Floral Artist Nancy Medina

Sunflower Centigrade Tableau by Nancy Medina
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
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