Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunflower Repose by Texas Artist Nancy Medina
Sunflower Repose is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, a study of a sunflower lying on its side on a white sheet under the spotlight. Mondays are usually the hardest days, my first day back to work to the day job, and then coming home from the office feeling bone tired. I can't count the number of times I have gone to the studio at 6:30 pm. Instead of resting or sitting on the couch, I paint through my fatigue each night until at least 10 pm. Painting has become a balm to the day, a respite and also an escape for me. Sometimes I know I spend too much time in front of the easel, and lose track of life around me. I need to instill some of this habit into an exercise routine! But then again, this is the time of year the gym is so darn crowded, I think I'll wait on that just a bit longer. After all, I hear fresh flowers calling!