Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hearts Wing Red Poppies and Answered Prayers by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Hearts Wing Poppies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Purchase Information

Nancy Medina Web Site

Hearts Wing Poppies is a new work in Flower Mound Studio, and hopped onto the canvas after an evening spent painting a poppy triptych for a client. I've mixed red paint, orange paint, lipstick pink, copper, and every warm color in that family to give these blossoms a nice variety of hues. My heart is happy today, because of a text image I received from my sister Julie. Julie is my closest sister in age. Our birthdays are two days apart, so we grew up sharing a birthday cake. We've been through happy single times together, we've been through tragedy together, and we almost speak in code we understand each other so completely.

Today, my single, crazy, fun, life of the party sister sent me a picture of her left hand adorned with a beautiful diamond ring. I've prayed for more than a decade she would find someone to cherish her, to adore her, and to love her as she truly deserves. It just goes to show, even at her age (which is, you will recall, also my age!) one can find true love. Perhaps when our dual birthdays roll around next February, and it is time for me to leave her my annual message noting that she is incredibly old and AARP called me by mistake, thinking they were calling her, she will be a Mrs. Most importantly, Julie has found love. That's the best thing of all.

New poppy triptych in progress...


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous paintings, and happy exciting news! Congratulations to your sister and her fiance!

Becky Brocato said...

Sweet! Congrats to your sis! Beautiful painting, Nancy!

Unknown said...

Thank you Bohemian! I appreciate that. We have been close our whole lives, I feel like she has finally found The One! : )

Becky thank you! I hope you are staying warm - I heard you got some rain! hooray!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow! Happy Days to your sister!
The red poppies are so beautiful!

Becky Brocato said...

Yes, we finally got some rain, and it was so, so welcome! Stay warm, too!