Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Love Is Endless Hydrangea Garden by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Love Is Endless Hydrangea Garden
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
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Nancy Medina Web Site

Love Is Endless Hydrangea Garden is the newest work in Flower Mound Studio, similar to another large hydrangea painting I finished yesterday evening. I have to paint these hydrangeas quickly, they are not going to last forever. I already have plans to transfer the largest plants to pots on my deck, in hopes they will survive the winter. Hydrangeas tend to do well in Texas, with the exception of this recent, record breaking hot summer that just concluded. Maybe we'll be given a cool summer next year, with rain and breezes, to make up for this one, and my flowers will come back in full force.

One of my favorite parts of the garden is the little area I dedicated to the memory of my beloved wiggley jiggley pug Winnifred Wigglepants. Winnie died at the age of 7 from encephalitis. She was my little velcro muffin, so full of love and so full of wisdom. This little retired champion came to me later in her life, after winning all the ribbons and points a show dog could earn. There are no words to measure how much I loved her, and always will. I am thinking of her especially today, because a dear friend lost her little heart puggle to cancer two days ago. Losing Winnie was one of the darkest times in my life, but my friends carried me through, sending notes and giving hugs. One friend at work whom I shall always cherish let me sob in her arms the next morning. They say you are never given more than you can bear. I know one thing for certain, I could not have carried Winnie's loss alone. I could not have done it without my friends.

Studio peek at Love Is Endless Drying on the Easel

Winnie's Garden with the custom sculpture
made for my garden by Garden Deva


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sweet Aunt Nancy
Always remember you are still not alone. All of us friends who sit beside you, are always ready to lend our heart for you to lean on.
We know your love for Winnie,, we know your heart.
Whenever you mention Winnie Wiggles.. my moms eyes fill with tears, because they know how hearts can hurt, like yours still does.
We are also sad for you friend who just lost her doggy from cancer,,,
The garden for Winnie is beautiful..
Endless Hydrangea is spectacular.
I am not saying my words so good, but you know what I am trying to say

Dawn's Art Site said...

I will never forget the dogs that loved me through my life (as I loved them). Truly animals are God's precious message of unconditional love. Your work is lovely and tender Nancy.