Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Some Amazing Artists and Hydrangeas With a Twist

Hydrangeas and Limes
Oil on Canvas


I flew in from Scottsdale, Arizona, last night and tomorrow morning I will hit the road for Fredericksburg, Texas, to deliver art to The Good Art Company gallery on Main Street. This was my first trip to Scottsdale. The weather was beautiful and the hotel, the Mondrian, was nice, but the ice cream parlor in Old Town Scottsdale was the absolute best!

I'm so happy to be home, even for one night. I had a few minutes to check out my bloggy friends and was immediately drawn to the bright flowers Joan Sicignano is painting. I clicked on over there for a closer look, and lo and behold she had a little snippet about moo-wah! (that's Texas French for "me...") Thanks Joan, I am so honored and my gosh Joan is so talented. Check out her beautiful colored florals. They will make your heart long for spring.

I see Manon has another amazing image. I think Manon should do a book of her introspective and haunting works. Check out Judy Mackey's gorgeous blue irises. I wish you guys could see Judy's work in person, her paintings are so fat and juicy with color, photographs truly don't do her paintings justice.

Kim VanderHoek has some beautiful new landscapes - her violet shadows in her oak tree paintings are dreamlike and gorgeous. And last but not least my friend Nancy Elstad has posted some images on her bran spankin new blog! Hats off to Nancy - her painting of the Cafe in Southlake is warm and inviting - you would never guess how chilly it was the day she painted it outdoors!

Okay, I have to stack some paintings *carefully* in the trunk of the car now for the road trip tomorrow. Hugs from the traveler...


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Nancy
your painting is so gorgeous. And I agree with the comments on your other friends. And Manon always has words of wisdom- that I go to - to get my daily fix,
Be safe and come home soon.

Unknown said...

hey Nancy- you're so busy and yet you had the time to give me some PR - thank you! I love your hydrangeas and the title of this painting! Perfect!!
Luv, J

nancy said...

Thanks Nancy for the comments about my NEW blog. I think it will be fun. I know I have you and Judy to look up to and call on in a pinch. Take lots of pics of your new gallery.

Manon said...

Thanks for the extremely kind words Nancy!
This painting is beautiful and I'm with Judy on the title!
Have a safe trip!!

Donna said...

Another beautiful painting, Nancy. I'm off to check the other artists.

Have a good trip!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi nancy!
welcome home and bon voyage! :) you are going to have an amazing trip. i am so proud of you!

Art with Liz said...

Fantastic colours and as Judy said, great title!

bindu said...

Another soft and pretty painting! Travel safely.

tlwest said...

good luck on your trip Hydrangeas with a Twist is gorgeous

JoanSicignanosfineart.blogspot.com said...

Hi Nancy,
Thank you so much for the kind words.God Bless. Your work is beautiful. I love the colors in your paintings.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Oh my gosh Nancy, you mentioned ME in your blog! Thank you, that was such a sweet surprise!

Sorry, I wasn't here sooner, my mom was visiting us this week so everything got put on the back burner.

First, this Hydrangea painting is terrific! The colors, the limes add that extra something and as always the way you soften edges and sharpen others is so pleasing.

Second, have a good trip to the gallery, I hope the show is very successful!

And now I'm off the click on all the links in your blog post.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your artwork is soooo very beautiful. What fun to be an artist!
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