Little Pinky Hydrangea
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel
My Dallas Arboretum students produced flowers in warm colors despite a chilly day in the gardens! The Easter egg hunt was postponed due to a rainstorm in the morning, but the clouds cleared and the sun peeked through just in time for our lunchtime break to see the gardens. The tulips were out in full force for the Dallas Blooms festival, but refused to unfurl because of the chill in the air. I might have to visit again this week if the sun comes out, just to capture them when they're feeling a bit less shy! The azaleas and cherry blossoms were present and accounted for, daffodils were dipping and bowing, and at least five brides were in the gardens looking beautiful in front of the flowers while the photographers adjusted curls and straightened bouquets and waited patiently for slow pedestrians to move out of the shot.
Stay tuned - I'll be sharing new Dallas Blooms photos all week!
My students painted pink hydrangeas and yellow sunflowers and the big bright classroom was all warmed up for us when we arrived, with a box of double glazed donuts and a pot of hot coffee. The Dallas Arboretum is one of my favorite places to teach in the whole world! I am happy to report not a single delectable donut went to waste and there were many smiles as the ladies packed up their easels at the end of the day, taking home at least two new paintings each! Pretty good for a one-day class! I just had two seats open in my April 3-day class at the Jaycee Parks Center for the Arts, so don't delay, put a little joy in your brush and let's make flowers happen this spring!
Cheerful ladies making bright colors bloom on a wintry Dallas day!
The tulips were out in full force despite the chill!
My favorites - the black tulips!
Can you see the black violas? Wow!
The tree lined paths - they were meandering...!
The tulips were feeling a bit shy...