Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunflowers and Blue Gladiolus by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Sunflowers and Blue Gladiolus

Sunflowers and Blue Gladiolus is drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio, on another hot day in North Texas. The good news is, paint dries quickly when it is this warm out! I'm painting quickly because I have a house full of new flowers from my big spree at the grocery store last weekend, some of them are fading fast. The pink hydrangeas have about another day, so perhaps tomorrow it will be their turn in the spotlight. I have a rather logical system about deciding what to paint.

I decided this evening on red poppies and pulled out all my materials on red poppies, dozens of photos and files and old paintings to remind me of certain color combinations. And then, voila, I painted sunflowers and blue cannas. I know, it makes no sense to me either. Sometimes I just go with the muses and toss logic to the wind!

Meet the studio models!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Auntie Nancy
I know if we could watch you bring your paintings to life.. we would be in awe....
you are so amazing.
Every thing you paint touches us,,
You are magic our sweet friend.

ps.. we hope Hannah is feeling better.

AutumnLeaves said...

Sometimes logic is overrated. Love the rich lushness of this grouping. The pretty close to complementary palette works beautifully!

Katherine Thomas said...

That is a gorgeous brilliant painting! And I especially appreciate that, because I have just finished turning a background into mud on my first attempt at oil painting!

Sara Mathewson said...

Beautiful painting always. Are those really canna lillies or are they gladiolas? they just look like glads to me but you are the flower expert and I may not be seeing them as well as I could because it's a pic and I'm not there in real life!
I love the blues and yellow/oranges makes them pop! beautiful subject matter. You are the best floral painter I know!
I love everything you do! gush. hehehe I do hope that Hannah is on the mend sweet little girl:)

Ruth Welter said...

Lovely nancy. I especially love the painting below as well.

So happy to hear that little Hannah made it through her surgery ok. What a sweet little girl she looks like.


Nancy Medina said...

Thank you Tweedley, little poet pug! Hannah is doing much better.

Sherry I agree, tossing logic to the wind is so enjoyable! : )

Sara you are so right - these are glads, not cannas. I must have had cannas on the brain. Thank you for the gush!

Thanks Ruth, I hope you and the babies are having a nice summer. I am having New England weather envy this week. : )

AutumnLeaves said...

Just beautiful, Nancy. Gorgeous composition and colors.