Skyfall Blue Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Museum Quality Linen Panel
What a thrill today to find one gorgeous blue hydrangea plant at the flower market! It was hidden way in the back behind the scads of price inflated Valentine's day flower baskets. I purchased about $100 worth of Rosemary brushes for a workshop in Scottsdale last week. Since the trip was canceled, I decided to break out those super fancy brushes and see if I liked them as much as my $1.50 each Royal bristlettes. The verdict is still out, but, just as advertised, these brushes DO NOT shed like the other high dollar types so many artists have wrestled with in the past.
I do have a bit of exciting news, my annual solo show on Coronado Island, near San Diego, has been scheduled for April 20, during the 88th Annual Flower Show. I can hardly wait to get over to the island and get a few hundred new photos of the cottage gardens there. The Island residents consider their annual Flower Show to be quite a serious competition, and the roses in the show are literally the size of dinner plates, with every color imaginable. I hope to see you at my show - I'll be painting all day in the garden at Art and Frames by Wood Gallery on Orange Avenue, the oldest gallery on the island. Stop by and say hi to Jill and the gallery family there, and see some of my four and six foot wide container gardens of flowers while you're at it!
My 2012 Painting Demo on Coronado Island