Nosy Neighbors Coronado Rose Cottage
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Nosy Neighbors Coronado Rose Cottage has been calling my name for a few months now, while I've worked on various projects and ignored the siren song. All of my images from my show on Coronado Island in the spring have been beckoning so I heeded the call and painted my first version of the award winning gardens for the annual Flower Show for 2012. There is a beautiful haze in the air on the island, and the sunlight is so gentle there, not like the cerulean blue piercing light of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and certainly not like the 400 degree beacon of Texas afternoon sunshine. It's definitely the perfect lighting for gentle souls on bicycles to pedal to their favorite coffee shop, spend the afternoon on the beach with the kids, and the evening on the porch rocker with a furry friend nearby. I'll never be able to afford to live there on this perfect little island, but I can paint it til the cows come home! And to close, here is a peek at my newest container garden, Wild Things Roses and Pansies. This four foot garden is a departure from my usual formula of blues, purples and orange yellow sunflowers. I focused on reds, burgundies, earth tones, terra cotta, and baskets. It is July in Dallas, so we are thinking warm in Flower Mound Studio!
Hubby has many talents, one of which is strategically tilting paintings for me....!