Monday, January 18, 2010

Flower Show Fugitive & Glads in Red From Coronado Island

SOLD to a Florida Collector
Glads in Red
Oil on Linen Board

These red glads reside in a place where there is sunshine and 85 degree temps almost all year around. I captured images of them when I was on Coronado Island, CA, to paint at the gallery during the annual flower show last year. Folks who live on the island take flower growing to a whole new level, and the competition each year for the glorious glads and bodacious blooms is quite serious.

I had managed to snap a few hundred pictures before the officials in green aprons discovered we were petal papparazi of the lowest order and forthwith booted my hubby and I out of the official flower show in the park. You can see more of my Coronado Island paintings at Art and Frames by Wood Gallery on Orange Ave. Stop in and say howdy to Jill and Glenn and Trisha right after you get your Starbucks next door. They love visitors!


Manon said...

You look sooo lovely Nancy!! Your glads are fabulous! The colors just pop out!!

Unknown said...

LOL - thanks my fashionably sensible and cutely colorful friend! xoxox

Cindy said...

Fantastic!!! Love that red.

Autumn Leaves said...

Love the glads, Nancy, but I sure love that top you are wearing!! So pretty, filmy, feminine! Gorgeous (wish I could carry that off; sigh...) Were you not supposed to take photos at the show? I wonder why?

Delilah said...

I love the feel of this painting.

Unknown said...

Thank you Cindy! You would have loved the flower show downtown - it would be right up your alley!

Autumn, the actual Flower Show took place downtown in the park and the judges were supposed to be the only ones in the tent when Carlos and I were walking around brazenly taking pictures. ; ) That's why they booted us out.

Thank you Delilah - I appreciate your kind remarks!

Kelly said...

Nancy, I love this painting! Something about it reminds me of my mother... is that strange? Maybe it's the colors or the happiness of it.. it just makes me smile!

Hope your assistants are behaving today. Pearly is on standby, should you need her assistance. :)


Unknown said...

Thank you Kelly, what a nice compliment! Howie wonders if Pearl can airlift some emergency kibble supplies to hold him over until his dinner in one hour. He said to tell her he will be on the roof waving a yellow flag.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Dear Nancy,
You already know how sorry I am for not visiting you.
I have maybe 3 hrs of sleep each night since Mr Ash started in Europe.
This piece is beautiful, red is my favorit color and sold is my favorit sign.
Your art is great.
Hugs, IB