Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pink Renewal Hydrangeas and How to Find Your Inspiration - Flower Garden Tours and Paintings by Nancy Medina

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 Pink Renewal Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas




I often get asked where it is that I find my inspiration, and do I ever run out of ideas of things to paint. Usually I get a good chuckle out of this, because there are so many things I want to paint, it will take about 150 years for me to get to a fraction of them. I walked out on my deck this morning, after being in Tennessee for a few days, and was greeted by full, joyful blooms of color. My hydrangeas in all their glory have made their debut. The hubby and I have been working on this garden for over 10 years, and it is finally beginning to take shape. 

I am most inspired by life. I paint almost all of my paintings from live setups, flowers in vases, or from my garden, dragging pots (and sometimes the little critters who live in them) into and out of the studio. I would encourage you to paint from life whenever you can, and you'll begin to develop a body of work that is completely and uniquely your own. It is a beautiful journey!
 
As promised, I wanted to share a few photos of my garden with you this week. I've included some here for you, as well as a photobomb courtesy of Howard Pee Pugpants - enjoy!






Exotic lilies....



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Container gardens make my heart go pitty pat....





My pink beauties (and a cameo by Hannah)!





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Howard photobombs my garden scene!
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