Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Heaven's Door Sunflowers and Delphiniums by Texas Artist Nancy Medina
Heaven's Door Sunflowers and Delphiniums is an oil painting on deep gallery wrap canvas, and was painted last year following a trip to the Central Coast of California. I've been wishing for warmer weather lately, so am sharing this painting with you again to take the chill out of the air in Flower Mound Studio. Tomorrow I will drive my mom to the funeral of her best friend, who died unexpectedly on Monday. The morning after my father took his own life, this lovely lady, my mom's friend, was the first to come to mom's house. She arrived bright and early.
She sat at the kitchen table and had a glass of tea and talked with mom and stayed with her through the entire day. I will never forget such kindness. Some do not know how to react to death, and so avoid saying anything at all. Gail Wells stepped in during the hardest moment of my mother's life to simply be there for her. It may sound like a small act, but it took courage. Even more, it took a tremendous and loving spirit. May the angels take you gently, Gail.