Sunday, January 1, 2012

Violas and Pansies - A Step by Step Painting by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Violas and Pansies by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board
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Nancy Medina Web Site

Violas and Pansies is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, in honor of a brief appearance by a group of colorful studio models. These lovely blossoms had a date with the flower bed outside this afternoon, so I had to paint quickly! I've shared the painting with you step by step below, as well as a photo of the models in the spotlight. They pulled double duty, posing with my holiday cookie photo for Facebook earlier today. You can find the recipe for these Russian Teacakes (the only ones I make every holiday!) here on the Betty Crocker Web Site. They're specially designed to be eaten with friends, or like I often do, secretly, over the sink, so I can hide the evidence of just how many I can inhale before I've even had breakfast. Enjoy!

The models take a bow!

I like to use a orange brown background
for pansies, even the purple ones.

The violas were fun to paint, and are
a little different from pansies because
they don't have the black faces.

I decided I needed one more element, and added my
signature green bowl to this one. The bowl appears
slightly elongated because of the tilt on the canvas.

And last but not least,
the Russian Teacakes!


Angela said...

Fantastic painting Nancy! And the cookies look good too! :)

Joan Princing Art said...

Looks like we could just reach in and pick the flowers right out of the painting because they are so realistic. Absolutely Beautiful.

Pretty Cool....McKenna just baked a batch of Russian Tea Cakes too. And we have the EXACT same recipe. These are without a doubt extremely yummy cookies indeed. and shhhh.. don't tell McKenna or Tony...but I sample them over the sink too! :)

Happy New Year Nancy,

Anonymous said...

I love this painting and seeing it develop was rather amazing. It is like putting together a flower arrangement! Beautiful job, Nancy, and thank you for those yummy Russian tea cakes! I think I'm having a yearning...

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful and yummy- both the painting and the cookies! Seriously, love seeing the photos of your process. Thanks so much for sharing!

Suzan said...

Always beautiful!! love it when you do a step-by-step posting. Thank you!

Trudy R. Gomez said...

So lovely to watch them appear on canvas. They are beautiful. This is one of my favorites. The cookies look awesome too! Hope your year is filled with many beautiful blessings.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much - I appreciate all the kind words. May your new year be filled with art and delicious things to eat!