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.


martinealison said...

Une note toujours joliment fleurie... Peu importe le fond noir ou blanc, je ne vois que vos magnifiques oeuvres !
Je ne devrais pas vraiment dire cela!! Tout comme vous, parfois on a envie de changer de support, on aime, mais on n'est pas vraiment tout à fait sûre... Les deux sont très bien.
Je vous fais de gros bisous

Autumn Leaves said...

I like the chunkier brush strokes in this piece, Nancy. A bit different style yes, but still a beauty. I am always redecorating my blog. I think I'll do it again.

Trudy R. Gomez said...

I like the new blog format - maybe I'll get inspired to update mine! Your painting and photos are gorgeous. Hope you have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Merci Martine pour les gros baisers! Je pense que vous avez raison, il est de notre côté artistique qui veut que nous apporter des modifications à la couleur! Peut-être que tout cela est sur ​​l'humeur, et je suis dans une telle bonne humeur que c'est le printemps. En espérant vos iris fleuriront bientôt. l'amour du Texas!

Crimson can you tell I used the big brush? I woke up that morning, put on my doctor pepper lip gloss, my Tony Llama high heeled red boots, and broke out the big brush!

Trudy I had been putting off the remodel of the bloggy for ages, but it really didn't take that long. Of course I do have a few more things to do.... :>