Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Daisies and an Art Show Honor by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Sunday Daisies
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Sunday Daisies is a new small work in the studio, as I make progress on a large daisy and sunflower commission. I was booking along painting red daisies left and right at about 10 pm last night on a 20X30 canvas, and just had to put a few on a tiny canvas while the color was cooperating. I kept my energy up so I could paint til midnight every night this week, using tried and true methods of the professional weekend warriors. Chocolate, caffeine, a hot fudge sundae with nuts and whippy creme. Whatever it takes, I am willing to make the sacrifice to keep those carbs shooting through my veins long enough to get those canvases covered! 

This afternoon I had a nice surprise when I received an honorable mention ribbon for my pansy painting for the Irving Arts Association Annual Member Show. There were some remarkable paintings entered in the show, so I was tickled pink to be one of the folks holding a ribbon at the end of the event! We all lined up for our picture and it was like we were at the Kentucky Derby or something with all the dangling ribbons and flashbulbs going off! I hope you had some nice surprises this weekend, too. I told AnnieBee all about it when I got home, but she didn't seem remotely interested until I broke out the chewy sweet potato treats.

Saying cheese!

Violas and Pansies, 16X20
Honorable Mention
IAA Annual Member Show 2012


Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so happy for you Auntie Nancy!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such pretty daisies and heartfelt congratulations on your honorable mention ribbon, Nancy. No surprise to me at all!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Nancy, wow, painting til midnight? I wouldn't have the energy...I've got to be in bed by 11pm at the latest. ;)

Congratulations on your well deserved award. I'm going through an iris painting phase still, I'm loving it. Lots of fun to paint these wonderful flowers.

Have a great week, get some sleep. :)


Egretta Wells blog said...

Congrats on the ribbon! Your work, as usual, deserves recognition.