Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rain Dance Purple Irises by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Rain Dance Purple Irises
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board
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Rain Dance Purple Irises are dancing up a storm in Flower Mound Studio tonight, sending big wishes for big rain to South Texas. We just got home from a visit this weekend to the Texas Hill Country, and the area is in desperate need of wet weather. I worry so much about the wildlife when it is this bad, not only from the wildfire danger, but from the extreme thirst and lack of vegetation for them.

I don't know about you, but I need some cheering up! I think I'll talk the hubby into making me a frothy mocha coffee with whippy creme as a special treat. There is a beautiful, unspoiled Hershey bar all chilled and crispy in the fridge right now. I can break out the cheese grater and get real chocolate flakes on top of the whippy creme. And just think, with all that caffeine, we may be up painting all night!


Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful! Just jumped right off the screen at me!

T.Gomez said...

I love the color and form in this one. They do appear to be 'dancing'. Your cafe mocha speaks to me - one of my favorite 'afternoon delights'. Pray the rain comes soon.

Anonymous said...

this painting is so wonderful.
the colors are awesome!
good job

Anonymous said...

"We?" Does your husband paint too, Nancy? Hoping you get your rain, my friend.

You had me at the title with this one. Gorgeous red toned violets in these irises, not one that I usually see in paintings. So beautiful!!

Brenda Ferguson said...

Nancy, this is just beautiful! i love the shapes of the irises and the glow in the grass.Brenda

Nancy Medina said...

Thank you ladies - I wanted to give the impression of the dried stalks and grasses mixed in with the irises. My irises stopped blooming weeks ago, but I can dream! Bohemian, my hubby always travels with me to the gallery in Fredericksburg, so he can drive while I hold her majesty on my lap the entire way. ; )

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Oh Nancy, those purple and yellows just shimmer! Hey, can you have your husband make me one of those frothy, whippy drinks too? (I'll have mine with a shot of Khalua)