Monday, October 31, 2011

Crepe Myrtle Lane of the Dallas Arboretum by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Crepe Myrtle Lane ~ Dallas Arboretum
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board

Nancy Medina Web Site

Crepe Myrtle Lane is based on another scene from the Dallas Arboretum. I used a watercolor wash technique for the trees in the distance, which was quick and fun to create. I love it when one medium intersects nicely with another - I began painting in oils, then switched to watercolors for a few years, then back to oils, then to palette knife, now back to brushes and oils again. You could say my art has meandered a bit!

The path in this painting is located just to the left when you enter the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum, near the stone bridge and close to the lake. I was lucky to be here in the late afternoon, when the sun was streaking sideways across the sky and casting light on the fuschia and white flowers. I'm no architect or designer, but it is always fun to change the shape of the paths in the paintings, and veer away into other directions than what was really there. What a beautiful place to meander on a fall day!


martinealison said...

Une peinture remplie de gaieté grâce à vos couleurs chatoyantes...
Une grande sérénité règne dans votre oeuvre... et ce petit chemin qui se dessine est une belle invitation au plaisir.
Gros bisous

Anonymous said... very beautiful, Nancy! These last two pieces have me feeling Secret Garden-ish. What lovely grounds to meander!

Trudy R. Gomez said...

Beautiful view! I love the light and shadows in this one.

Unknown said...

Merci beaucoup Martine! Vous êtes si gentil. Envoi salutations à vous de tout le monde mon ami artiste! de nombreuses accolades

Thank you Bohemian, I have really been enjoying landscapes recently! We are heading here Sunday and so I shall meander a bit more. : )

Thank you Trudy, this is not far from where you live!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh this painting is so beautiful.
We would love to walk down this path, and feel the sun rays,

Art with Liz said...

Had such a great time going through your beautiful work and catching up on the pugs.