Friday, July 22, 2011

Spotlight Sunflowers and Daisies and Images of Scottsdale by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Spotlight Sunflowers and Daisies
by Nancy Medina


Oil on Canvas Panel

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Spotlight Sunflowers and Daisies is one of a few new works in the studio this week, following a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, and a beautiful getaway to the JW Marriott Camelback Resort. The temps in Scottsdale were higher than Dallas, but the pools, misters, and umbrellas made up for the heat! While visiting Scottsdale, I took a workshop with Hedi Moran, whose work has always inspired me. Hedi was a fabulous teacher and a lovely lady, and I highly recommend her workshops to anyone who loves color and loves flowers. She has a beautiful, loose approach using transparent underpaintings. As soon as I returned to Texas, I broke out my biggest brushes and got to work! Hedi teaches at all levels, and is a master, but for those just beginning oil or flower painting, she is an excellent way to dip your toes in the water.

Here are a few images of the grounds and landscape around the Camelback Resort - Enjoy!

Even though the foliage was not lush and green,
the cactus and flowers were everywhere and just as

I loved these yellow flowers, they
remind me of the Black Eyed Susans
in Texas on the farm where I grew up.

Everything on the grounds was very heat tolerant,
and their drip systems were brilliant - tiny little
pipes under the rocks
kept water flowing.
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