Sunday, June 24, 2012

Reach Out Sunflowers and a Summer Saturday Workshop Surprise by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Reach Out Sunflower Solo
by Nancy Medina

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Reach Out Sunflower Solo was one of several demos I completed at my Summer Saturday Sunflower Workshop this past weekend. What a great day to spend with students who shared my unabashed and unashamed and just a bit over the top infatuation with sunflowers! I mean, okay, one of us even admitted she has sunflowers painted on my her kitchen door!

In the midst of all these sunflower confessions and before painting commenced and yellow paint began to fly hither and yon, we enjoyed a SURPRISE sunflower bundt cake - lemon with creme cheese icing! This delish concoction for my students was the idea of the hubby, who was on hand to help us set up tables and the indispensable Keurig coffee machine. (Note - the bumblebees on top were cardboard cutouts. No real bumblebees were harmed in the making of this cake.) 

Here are some photos of my Summer Saturday Sunflower class! My next workshop is in historic Fredericksburg, Texas, at Baron's Creekside Resort. Put a little joy in your brush and join me for sweets, shopping in the afternoons, and lots of flower painting in the Hill Country! Read more...

Mmmm - Nothing Bundt Cake with Sunflowers!
(the baby cakes and the mama cake...)

Kim and Nancy being gazed upon 
by their sunflower model

Mary Ann's bouquet of lovelies!

Making flowers bloom!

Sunflower ladies showing off their blossoms!


Sue Gardner said...

wow-what a lot of lovely blooms!! that looks like such a fun workshop-yummy!

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a beautiful turnout you had and what beautiful pieces they turned out! My favorite is the lady second from left in your photograph. Methinks your Carlos is picking up your creativity; the cakes look yummylicious!