Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Early Bird Irises - Flower Painting by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Early Bird Irises by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


Nancy Medina Web Site

Early Bird Irises is a new study in the studio this week, based on some early blooming irises from my garden today. The storms that blew through on Monday had pushed a few stalks of these lovely bloomers almost to the ground in my new iris beds, so I carefully selected a few and placed them in a vase with some greenery. I hope these beauties last a few days, they'll be the perfect models for my large iris commission this week.

I got a little frustrated and almost wiped this painting off the canvas earlier. But the one iris with a white belly appealed for reconsideration, and I decided to salvage what had become a bit muddy by laying in a light background to try to brighten things up a bit and provide some contrast and temperature variation. One of the happy accidents were the interesting negative shapes that emerged!

Early Bird Irises studio peek


martinealison said...

Vous êtes plus en avance que nous ! En France les iris n'ont pas encore fait leur apparition dans les jardins. Aussi je me régale en admirant votre publication avec cette peinture généreuse de couleurs et de formes...
Vous aurez tout le temps une fois la saison achevée des iris chez vous de venir par chez moi les peindre !...
Gros bisous à vous et continuez à me séduire.

Autumn Leaves said...

It is quite beautiful, Nancy!

Unknown said...

Martine, quelle belle invitation. Dès que mes iris sont fini de fleurir, je serai juste au-dessus de vous voir! Qu'est-ce qu'on mange? câlins de votre ami dans le Texas! :>

Thank you Crimson! *waving*

Diane Hoeptner said...

This one is a stunner, Nancy!! GORGEOUS!!