Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Red Star Daisy Delight by Texas Flower Painter Nancy Medina

Red Star Daisy Delight
by Nancy Medina


Oil on Linen Board

Nancy Medina Web Site

Red Star Daisy Delight is a small study as I work through a couple of future paintings in my mind. I always begin the painting long before I prep the canvas. Ideas about color come first, then the flower, then dark background vs light background, still life versus vignette, etc. Then I think about what can I add to this painting that will make it different than one I've ever done before, some tiny twist or direction that will make it unique. Sometimes I see a particular part first - the separation of the petals on a gerbera daisy laying on a white cloth in the studio made me instantly realize I would be painting red gerberas today, even though I had fully prepared to do a large hydrangea still life. Sometimes it's good to go with the flow, when the muses start singing, rather than change the station...

The fresh daisy stars take a bow!

AnnieBee on the couch, posing most especially for Theresa!
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