Monday, March 9, 2009

Geraniums Afire and James' Wild Bloggy Party

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This little pot o' geraniums was based on a beautiful batch of red blossoms I bought in Fredericksburg, Texas, a few weeks ago. Just 2 weeks after their relocation to chilly North Texas and all the blooms are dropping off my Hill Country flowers. I can hardly blame them. I'm missing the sunny hills, too!

I hope you are all producing beautiful paintings and preparing your flowerbeds for spring. I've still got a bit of a hangover from James Parker's wild party on Sunday. There may still be some crackers and cheese left if you want to swing by and say hi. The little party shrimpies disappeared in the first five minutes. Talk about a hungry crowd! James vacated Texas some years ago for greener South American pastures, but we Texans don't hold that against him.

13 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Wow! I love the colors in your geraniums!! They're fantastic!
I read James's post the other day! It was incredible!
BTW..... you've been given an award by me!! I couldn't remember if you had received it already! It's on my latest post! Don't feel obliged to do all the stuff that comes with it!

SassyDog said...

Because of your beautiful flowers, I'm having my uncle help me move 2 really big concrete urns to the front of my house to put some geraniums in.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Nancy- What beautiful Geraniums! So brilliantly real. And the flower pot looks like it could break- it is so striking!
So very pretty. We love Geraniums- moms grows them from little baby stems
love
tweedles

Patricia said...

I have one tiny little yellow crocus peaking up from the cold grey earth. Your geraniums make me yearn for warmer weather. Lovely!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

One of my favorite plants! Geraniums are so easy to grow and always deliver pretty blooms. Plus I like the way they smell when I trim them.

You paint the shape of the blooms very well, I would think they would be a difficult shape to capture. The lovely warmth in this brings to mind memories of summer days. So pretty!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi nancy!
oh my gosh! what a wonderful way to start my day!
i love your geraniums!
xoxoxox
melissa and ep

James Parker said...

Wow...your geraniums are sure to get me up and going. Glad you enjoyed the party, and thanks for the super comments. Pokey and Tacobelle cleaned up the scraps, but the coffee's still on and a truck just brought a load of pineapples, so I'll keep the doors open till Thursday. P.S. I'm setting up a studio and mailing center just outside Marble Falls, so I'll bring ya some heliconias and orchids to paint.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

I agree with Manon Doyle. WOW! Your colors and composition are eye catching and wonderful. Great work.

Art with Liz said...

Love the geraniums - they're so vibrantly red! I still have lots in full bloom in my garden, but have never though of painting them.

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful flowers...first rate. My mentor would want you to make your signature less noticeable...but it's up to each of us how we handle that! First rate paintings~!

bindu said...

Nice, warm colours in your painting. It's dark and gloomy here in Austin. Hope you're getting some sun over in Dallas!

Christine's Arts said...

Love the geraniums, love the hydrangeas, I love everything about your site. I found you through Judy M. and I am glad I did.

Jean Levert Hood said...

You can paint those geraniums, Nancy!! love 'em!

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