Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunbeam Sunflowers and Surprises for My Summer Saturday Students by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Sunbeam Sunflower Trio
by Nancy Medina

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Sunbeam Sunflowers is the newest painting in the studio, and will be the star of my new sunflower painting video in production. This new painting is drying on the easel, and it's the countdown to my Summer Saturday Sunflower workshop on June 23 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving, Texas. Five days and counting to a class dedicated purely to sunflowers, and I have just a few seats left so if you'd like to join the fun, we are going to toss our painting inhibitions to the wind and paint big and loose and create flowers the color of sunshine. I found a batch of gorgeous sunflowers in pots at Calloway's Nursery this weekend. I've been babying them, giving them lots of fresh water and sunlight in hopes they'll stay fresh and perky enough to be our models. 

With the house full of noisy flower models, snoring pugs, and the Summer Saturday countdown under way, the timing was perfect for my IMac hard drive to announce it was full and go into early retirement yesterday. Thanks to my tecchy husband and a new external hard drive, we are back up and running at a galloping 10 pug miles per hour today, and all is well!  Even better, I found this wonderful picture of baby Java Cheesy the pug, and have shared it here for no other reason than the cuteness factor. You can thank me for that later, after you emit a few squees of delight....

I swear I heard giggling when I turned my back on them...

Who on earth can resist flowers the color of sunshine?

Shamelessly gratuitous squee-inducing
Java puppy photo.


martinealison said...

Ce petit chiot est trop adorable... Je craque !!
et comment effectivement ne pas aimer les fleurs de tournesols ? le drame est que j'aime toutes les fleurs...

Gros bisous à vous.

Autumn Leaves said...

Beautiful sunflower painting, Nancy. The blue vase and yellow flowers are like sky and sun captured on canvas!

Oh what a cutie Java is!

Egretta Wells blog said...

Cheery sunflowers and slobbering puppies...what a wonderful combination. That pup is sooooo cute!