Thursday, August 14, 2014

Children of the Sun Sunflowers and Growing Up on a Farm - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Children of the Sun Sunflowers
by Nancy Medina 
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

My new DVD

Children of the Sun Sunflowers was one of my class demonstrations and is a painting of one of my absolute favorite flowers. I grew up on an organic farm in East Texas where the 10-foot tall sunflowers attracted insects off the crops, fed the birds, and provided rows and rows of beautiful color. I remember being embarrassed when friends who lived "in town" would come to visit, since they would see our country life, how we lived in a very basic house, wearing hand-me-downs and rarely doing the things city kids took for granted, such as going to the pool or shopping at the mall. For us, "going to town" was an event, and if we stopped at the Dairy Queen for ice cream cones when Dad finished his errands, this was a huge treat. Read more...

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