Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Heaven's Door Sunflowers and Delphiniums by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Heaven's Door Sunflowers & Delphiniums
by Nancy Medina
Oil Gallery Wrap Canvas
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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.


Anonymous said...

Now I have Bob Dylan's song running through my head. I am so sorry for your family's loss of such a close friend, Nancy. I'm also so glad you will be there with your mom today. I'm sure this funeral will bring back many memories, good and not so good. My heart goes out to Gail's family and friends.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Yes, Gail was a kind lady to be there for your mom and all of you.
Maybe she was an angel.
She sounds to me like she was a true friend.
I am glad you are able to take your mom tomorrow- yes, it will bring back so many memories.
Your painting is so beautiful.

Karen Bruson said...


Unknown said...

Sorry about putting that song in your heads! : ) And thank you for the kind words for Gail. She was one classy lady. xo