Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blue Sunday Sunflowers and Larkspur by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Blue Sunday Sunflowers and Larkspur
by Nancy Medina


Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Nancy Medina Web Site

Blue Sunday Sunflowers and Larkspur is the newest painting in the studio. I wanted to experiment with different canvas surfaces for the transparent background, to see if I could get more of a feel of soft edges, but with bright color in key spots. I painted this one much, much more quickly than I painted the sunflowers in my post yesterday. Why? This canvas cost a fraction of the linen boards I usually use (you can find them by googling New Traditions Art Panels). This was just a plain old cotton canvas, double gessoed and primed with a thin coating of raw umber. If I tell myself what I am working on doesn't have to be good, I tend to end up with a better painting. I have no idea at all why that is the case but I bet there is a counselor out there who has some suggestions...


Carol Reynolds said...

Just lovely, Nancy. I enjoy all of your work, but especially the sunflowers.

A New England Life said...

Seeing as how I'm no counselor I could not answer that question. What I do know is that the larkspur really punches things up!

Anonymous said...

Those blues and greens are amazing, Nancy. That gorgeous vase just pops off the page and into the heart.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much Carol!

Sharon, larkspur is one of my favs, even though it is so darn messy in the studio!

Thank you Bohemian!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Wow the colors are so vibrant and just pop off the canvas, awesome!