Saturday, June 5, 2010

Going My Way Iris and a Coronado Dream Cottage

Going My Way Iris by Nancy Medina
Detail from 24X30 Iris Commission


Oil on Canvas
Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

Going My Way Iris is the focal point of a landscape commission under construction in Flower Mound Studio this week. The painting is almost complete, and includes a home, a small herd of cattle and a variety of yellow, fuschia and blue and white irises in the foreground. This was my first time to paint cattle, and fortunately they were in the distance, so I didn't have to achieve the amazing color, depth and quality some master cow painters like Angela Elledge do with no effort whatsoever. As soon as this new painting is dry and the family has approved it, it will be packaged, shipped and mailed to the Hill Country.

Below I've shared a few more pictures from our trip to Coronado, California, for my solo art show at Art and Frames by Wood Gallery. As we were pulling into downtown on Orange Avenue, we saw a couple standing and looking at my painting in the front gallery window. It's about the closest I'll ever come to being famous, in an anonymous kind of way. We are frying eggs on the sidewalk in Dallas this week. Wherever you are, stay cool and keep your critters indoors where they belong!

I love the window boxes in this Coronado Dream Cottage.

My painting "Hopes and Dreams" at the Coronado Gallery


Autumn Leaves said...

This iris is stunning, Nancy. I think I just want to up and move to Coronado Island myself.

Mitzi Easley said...

Lucky art patron! Nancy, your irises are beautiful and I look forward to seeing your herd. And working with you on the STALTP blog!