Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Step by Step Oil Painting - Blissfully Content Sunflowers and Lazy Daisies by Texas Artist Nancy Medina


Blissfully Content Sunflowers
and Lazy Daisies
by Nancy  Medina
16X20
Oil on Linen Board

Blissfully Content Sunflowers and Lazy Daisies was finished around 2 am, three hours before it was time to get up and go to the office and start the day job. Sometimes when I get in the zone, I simply cannot stop - and the white gerbera daisies were looking so cute and fresh and producing all kinds of interesting golden and green shadow tones. When the paint starts flowing like that, I hate to walk away. Sometimes I wake up the next morning and the muse has been muted! Speaking of the zone, there is no place more divine to paint than the Dallas Arboretum, and I'm excited to be heading there to teach again on Saturday to a full class! For everyone who will be joining me Saturday, be prepared - I found a new donut shop that makes the BEST glazed I've ever tasted!

This new painting is featuring my little red bowl in the foreground. It replaces my favorite green bowl, which met an untimely demise during my last Dallas Arboretum workshop a few weeks ago. My little green bowl fell and smashed to pieces when I was moving a prop table around to catch the light just right, collateral damage in the quest for a great demo painting. The little red bowl has stepped up to the plate quite nicely, so far, and gotten along well with the studio models and not insulted any of the lazy daisies. I think you'll be seeing more of this little red bowl in the future. 

For those waiting for an update on the release of my first sunflower video, hubby finished the downloading and is working on the editing now! Because you've been so patient and been so kind not to mention my overwhelming sunflower obsession on the blog recently, here is another step by step sunflower for you below. Enjoy!





Step 1 - Nice bold flowers!




Step 2 - LOVE my new blue vase!





Step 3 - Finishing up the foreground





The debut of the little red bowl!

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