Crepe Paper Poppies
by Nancy Medina
Palette Knife/Oil on Panel
I was tickled pink today to receive the Dallas Arboretum Adult Education catalog and see my Blue Glass Asters Sunflower painting featured. I'll be teaching two fall workshops at the Arboretum in the next few months, and I sure hope you can join me. The Arboretum is a perfect venue for flower painting, not only because of the amazing gardens and waterfalls and paths and trees, but because staff there is superb.
They have a whole team of volunteers who help my students bring their supplies in from their cars (and bring them back to their cars at the end of the day!), and they come by and ask us if we need water or anything, and one day a lovely gal brought us a whole bag of chocolate at that crucial afternoon hour when chocolate is so very necessary to keep the creativity flowing! It is really an honor to teach at the Arboretum. Joy Ijams, the director of the Adult Education program, is the reason I started teaching flower painting.
Here are a few of my favorite class pictures at the Arboretum, as well as a picture of the gardens. What better way to spend the day than painting flowers, and then step outside the classroom door and walk among hundreds of acres of blossoms?
The class skylights give off a beautiful, soft light to paint by.
We took a break to see the Chihuly Exhibit this past spring!
There is always something beautiful
to see at the Dallas Arboretum!