Thursday, March 21, 2013

Poppy Offshoot by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Poppy Offshoot
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Panel

Poppy Offshoot is the newest small work in the studio. This is my first full week as a full-time artist, sans the day job as a magazine editor. Early retirement from one job so I can dedicate 7 days a week to doing what I love at the easel was a great decision, at least so far! It's strange having time to breathe and think things through instead of racing from one deadline to the next. I even turned on the television in the middle of the day to catch the news. It was liberating!

I'm extremely proud because it occurred to me just today I had one of those little upside down wire baskets you put inside your can of Turpenoid to clean your brushes on! All the time it has been on my mind to order one, and there one sat on the shelf near the easel for three years. The next challenge is finding something I can prop on the easel to hold 6X8 and 8X10 canvases steady while I paint! I suppose one stupendous breakthrough a day is sufficient...


Claudia Ballard said...

Congratulations on your new full-time career! I have used both a quarter sheet of masonite panel or foamboard to prop small works on the larger easel. Hope this helps.

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is glorious, Nancy! I love the glow of the poppies. You made me laugh too. Anyway, what happened to the rest of your blog? I only see this post and one previous (with no text - just the painting).

Nancy Medina said...

Thanks for that tip Claudia! :)

Sherry it might be the server, it is appearing now, maybe it was on break or something. ; )

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Oh what lovely color!