A Million Kisses ~ Red Roses
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel
A Million Kisses Red Roses is the newest work in Flower Mound Studio, as the days move closer to the the time of year I love most. I wanted to go a bit overboard with the color on this painting, break a few rules, and splash some paint around just for the sheer joy of it. I paint every day not just because it's good for my work, but because life is short and you should spend it doing something you feel absolutely passionate about.
Sometimes I get distracted and forget the little things that make me happy, and I become convinced the weight of the world is on my shoulders, and oh my gosh how can I keep up this pace, two jobs, so much to do, and AnnieBee is always there with her toy du jour, waiting patiently with her one simple wish. Throw the toy! Funny thing is, all I have to do is throw the toy. When AnnieBee's happy, I'm happy too. It's just that easy.
Step one - the underpainting begins!
Step 2 - alizarin crimson rose base
Step 3 - laying in the opaques
Step 4, pumping up the color!
Step 5 - almost done!
My little snow girl AnnieBee, right after spitting out
her snow-crusted ice cold ball! circa Christmas 2011.