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!


martinealison said...

Un essai qui me paraît vouloir prendre une bonne direction... Une puissance naturelle, comme la fraîcheur de ces fleurs, s'établit. Une belle énergie...
Gros bisous à vous sans oublier les caresses au toutou...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your mind is always thinking and creating Auntie Nancy isn't it?
So many journeys ahead of you!
And then your magic paint brush takes you on a journey that you did not know you were going on .

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful in its solitude, Nancy!

Two French Bulldogs said...

so beautiful! Are you snoopervising Annie Bee?
Benny & Lily

Trudy R. Gomez said...

Another exquisite little gem - your work is becoming 3-D! It jumps from the canvas - love the color! Thanks for sharing your creative process.