Sunday, January 13, 2013

Snapdragons and Sunflowers and a Flower Painting Workshop by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Snapdragons and Sunflowers
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Museum Quality Linen Panel

 Snapdragons and Sunflowers was my demonstration painting today for the third day of my Irving, Texas workshop. One of the attendees told me a cool secret about snapdragons, something I never knew before - can you guess what it was? In this three day workshop, we painted sunflowers, snapdragons, hydrangeas, daisies, and red poppies, as well as  a few white roses and oranges. We painted white china with lacy blue patterns and talked about how to make warm and cool colors work together to give your flower paintings a real burst of color power.

I'm always just a bit sad on the final afternoon of a workshop, having to say goodbye to new and old friends, pack up the paints, and head back to the studio. Fortunately I have a wonderful hubby who had a big dinner all cooked for me when I got home! Otherwise cheese and crackers would have been on the menu...

Snapdragons take a bow!


CrimsonLeaves said...

This has to be my favorite bouquet yet! I love all the spring-like colors and the lushness of the bouquet itself.

Nancy Medina said...

Thanks so much Sherry! It was a sunshine kind of day all around!