Friday, December 2, 2011

Poppy Ballet Flower Fields by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Poppy Ballet Flower Fields
by Nancy Medina


Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
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Nancy Medina Web Site

Poppy Ballet is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, and is a study for a 72-inch-wide triptych commission that I will begin painting soon. It has been a while since I've painted a field of poppies in this abstracted, loose format, so I have to build up my courage to the big paintings to come! Even after years of painting, sometimes I freeze in front of the blank canvas, afraid of starting a new painting. I am usually able to shake it off by pretending that what I am painting is just a practice piece, nothing that has to be judged or hung in a gallery, but something that is simply for the enjoyment of placing wet, vibrant color on a blank surface. The weekend is ahead, with nothing but painting, friends, a much anticipated pug meet-up, and a chance to watch some movies in front of the fireplace with the hubby on the agenda. I hope wherever you are, you have something to look forward to, and some cute little critter friend nearby to keep you smiling.


martinealison said...

Je suis certaine que cette peinture en un format plus grand sera une réussite... je comprends cependant vos craintes, elles sont toujours en nous... une sorte de trac qu'ont les acteurs...
Gros bisous

Unknown said...

Martine qui est telle une bonne façon de le formuler, nous sommes inquiets de poser le pied sur la scène de toile vierge! Cordiales salutations et colorée à toi mon ami de tout le monde!

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love the dance? Beautiful field of poppies, Nancy. It is interesting to know that there are other artists out there who can freeze up in front of their canvas. For me it happens midway...when I've done pretty well to that point and really know that I can't finish in the same vein. Always makes me freeze while the piece still looks decent.

Sheriart said...

Love it Nancy. I really like triptych at Dutch Art too.