Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Dance Purple Iris Painting and Tulips of the Dallas Arboretum by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Spring Dance Purple Iris
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board
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Spring Dance is another new work in the purple theme this week as I produce studies for a large iris commission. While this is not palette knife, I used the brush to produce fat, thick strokes of color, blending in order to give a sense of the wind whipping the flower around. If you've had your coffee, you might have noticed something different about the bloggy today. I played with the design a bit yesterday - the spring weather has put me in the mood for bright and light, instead of the dark background I had before. Let me know what you think! I still have some tweaking to do, some widgets to rebuild, so it is a work in progress.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a few of the new tulip photos I took at the Dallas Arboretum during my Artscape show last weekend with you. If you didn't make it to the show and missed all the Dallas Blooms Fest color, stay tuned to my blog, I've got plenty of photos to share in the next few weeks. So many that you might wonder how I got any work done in my art tent! The secret is, every morning before the show opened, and right before the park gates opened, I snuck away for morning photos. I wish I were a better photographer, but at least these will always give me good memories of my best art show ever. Thanks so much to every sweet soul who came out to support me and brave the crowds!

I could not resist these fuschia beauties!

If you follow this route, you will come to the center
of the park where you can see White Rock Lake.

I love the little solo daffodil in this photo
bobbing about and looking for friends.
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