Blue Glass Lilies and Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel
Blue Glass Lilies and Hydrangeas is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio, based on the lilies that are breathing their last bit of life and which I could not bear to toss today. I loved how they looked with the blue vase, and even though they never quite opened properly, decided to give them one more evening under the spotlight. I found at least one spot where I could lay the end of an orange stamen right on top of that blue glass, one of those little victories!
Today I took our adopted pug, Hannah on an outing, just me and her. Ever since we adopted Hannah, she would get so excited when I put her collar or harness on, and wanted to go with me even if I was just dressing her after her bath. Each time lately, though, the rides have ended up at the vet. This morning when I put her collar on, instead of looking happy, she hung her little head down. That's all it took for me to decide then and there we needed a special Hannah day out!
I put a cute red harness on her and we went to PetSmart, where she wanted to walk up and down all the aisles. She greeted her adoring fans, folks who petted and told her how lovely she was. She looked so happy when we got back in the truck with our bags of new toys and dog food. But the fun wasn't over quite yet! Next we went through the McDonald's drive through! She got a tiny taste of my biscuit, which she ate with gusto. I decided just one drive through really wasn't enough for my little shop-aholic. Next we drove through the Starbucks drive through, where they always have a dog treat bin at the window. I got my yummy peppermint Mocha with whip, and she got her crunchy dog biscuit! She had a nice long nap this afternoon with her brothers and her sister, since her big adventure did take a bit of energy. Next time I put on her collar, I think I'll take her shopping again, cuz girls gotta shop!
Detail from Blue Glass Lilies....
A peek at the underpainting!
Hannah Banana sunbathing!