Monday, July 9, 2012

Red Roses of Fredericksburg and a Hill Country Flower Painting Workshop by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Red Roses of Fredericksburg
by Nancy Medina

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Red roses, sunflowers, white roses and daisies were blooming in my Fredericksburg, Texas workshop this weekend in the Hill Country. In addition to dozens of flowers, we painted clear blue glass vases and patterned white and blue china vases, and sampled cheese and cherry kolaches made fresh each morning. This historical town is a well preserved collection of beautiful stone buildings and farmsteads and the US flags were flying high everywhere in honor of the Fourth of July celebration. Even more exciting, a drenching rain came down at the end of our last class, and in an area that has suffered massive drought for over three years, this was a rare gift. I watched shopkeepers step outside their doors and stretch their hands into the rain, and every one was smiling. I love teaching in Fredericksburg, it has not lost that small town feeling. It's far enough off the beaten path to have avoided the sprawl that has hit so much of Texas. If you're ever in the area, stop in to The Good Art Company Gallery and say howdy to Mary Katherine and Brendan, the owners. If you're really lucky, you might even get to meet the famous Bob the Studio Dog, AnnieBee's heart-throb!

Red rose models take a bow!

Patti's gorgeous smile and her daisies!

Laurie always keeps me on my toes....

Brenda, Donna, Bev, Sherry and Patti - all
my students are working hard for their donuts!

Deanna, Laurie and Janet - absolutely fearless!

Flowers were blooming everywhere!
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