Thursday, April 18, 2013

Coronado Island Sunset Arbor and the 88th Annual Flower Show by Nancy Medina

Coronado Island Sunset Arbor
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

Coronado Island Sunset Arbor is almost as much a watercolor application of oils as it is a traditional oil painting. I love experimenting with transparent paints, and staining my canvas in blocks of light, color and shape. Letting those transparent paints shine through, without covering them, can give your painting a feeling of depth.

Tomorrow I fly to one of the most beautiful places in California, Coronado Island. Rest assured my camera battery is charging, and I've got my comfy walking shoes packed - first things first, we stop somewhere for excellent fish tacos, then grab our flower show map to start tracking down and photographing all the top award winning gardens and cottages. The 88th Annual Flower Show will be in full swing in Spreckles Park, and I'll have a whole day before my solo show at the gallery begins. I hope to see you there!


CrimsonLeaves said...

Not a fan of fish at all and the thought of it in a taco is causing stomach turbulence! I love this painting, Nancy. Truly beautiful and I do so love how the flowers and cottages on Coronado Island taking a starring role every year around this time.

Susan Roux said...

Nancy, you've been in such full bloom lately, you make me long for summer (spring even...) Your flowers are just lovely.