Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sapphire Iris

Sapphire Iris by Nancy Medina


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Sapphire Iris is drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio, as the clock is ticking for my biggest spring art show coming up on March 18 at the Dallas Arboretum. With 24 canvases needing to be prepped, a new triptych waiting for its identity (irises? poppies? how about sunflowers?), and so many new paintings needing frames, tags and hanging wire, I am fast approaching the perfect storm. All I want to do is paint, but I have to put the brushes down soon and start finish work and sales lists and packing.

I tried to talk my staff into mailing out the invites and licking the stamps, but they have a demanding nap schedule (with periodic breaks for eating and barking at leaves and neighbor dogs). Each year, though, I always manage to get it done. The best part of the art show, is standing in the open air, within a few steps of thousands of tulips and flowering trees, at the most beautiful place in North Texas. I'll bring my paints and canvases, and paint a big demo, and try to do too many things at the same time. I hope you'll be there to see it!
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