Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tabletop Tableau Blue Hydrangeas and Geraniums by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Tabletop Tableau Out-take
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Commissioned Still Life


Nancy Medina Web Site

Tabletop Tableau is nearing completion in the studio this evening, so I wanted to share an out-take with you. The house today was filled with the smell of Christmas cookies baking, my favorite that I make every year - Russian Teacakes from the Betty Crocker cookbook. The cookbook falls open to this page, it has been handled with buttery fingers and flour dusted thumbs so often over the years. I also made a Gooey Butter cake (Paula Dean cookbook), another old family favorite, for my hubby to take to work tomorrow. The good news is it will be out of the house, away from me!

This evening I've worked more on the 30X40 still life commission for my North Texas client. I asked her to come by the studio and take a peek before it is done, because I want to be sure she is happy with the colors, the flowers, and the background.

I took a few photos of the house today, it's feeling very cozy in holiday attire. The only thing missing this year was fresh pine boughs for garland on the mantel. I just didn't have time to make it to the nursery this year. The cookies for the neighbors will be delivered tomorrow, right in the Nick of time! Whatever is on your to-do list, I hope you get everything properly crossed off so you can attend to valuable things such as snuggling the critters, watching favorite holiday movies, and making cookies. Just a few of the reasons this is my favorite time of the year!

Tabletop Tableau in Progress
Commissioned Painting

Studio Director AnnieBee in the Pillows

We have a few pug photos around the house...

My old fashioned Christmas tree!


martinealison said...

Je suis certaine que votre client sera enthousiasmé... je le suis moi!
gros bisous

Anonymous said...

Your house is beautiful, Nancy!! What I really want to know is how my Howie is doing? And Java the The hydrangeas are gorgeous and I know your client will love the painting! Now...if I could just get that wonderful Christmas cookie baking smell into this place! Ah well...tomorrow a.m. I'm baking pumpkin bread to that will be as close as I get!

Theresa Paden said...

Nancy, your painting is stunningly beautiful, your tree is lovely, and your studio director is adorable!! Merry Christmas!

dominique eichi said...

What delightful post each time Nancy , Thank you. Merry Christmas

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh it is fun to come into your cozy home. Your tree is so beautiful!
We love the hydrangeas and geraniums so much, and the ones under the tree too.
Annie Bee is sitting there like the perfect littlest angel!
Merry Christmas

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Nancy,

Merry Christmas to you and the adorable puglets. Your tree is beautiful as is your newest painting.


Linda Rupard said...

Nancy I always enjoy your colorful paintings but just had to comment on this beautiful painting. It is gorgeous.