Double Pink Roses by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel
It's good to be back in the studio after a weekend in Coronado, California, painting in the garden during the 88th Annual Flower Show. Thank you to Art and Frame by Wood Gallery for hosting my annual show, and every who came by to help me eat that homemade rum cake! What a cool surprise to have so many Facebook friends pay a visit! This year I met the architect of one of the best cottage gardens on the island, one which is named in the top 10 each year. I'll be sharing his tips on how to make your flower gardens exquisite, and a photo tour of my favorite cottages in my newsletter soon!
As soon as I got home I downloaded over 600 new photos of cottage gardens, award winning roses, four foot tall foxglove and delphinium beds, and everything a flower fanatic's heart would desire. Each year I've watched my favorite cottage gardens on the island mature, and get even more filled with color. I've seen a few favorite cottages torn down and replaced with mini-mansions, sadly, and I sure hope that the island retains its charm in the years to come. This is one of my favorite trips each year, but I do love to be back home in the studio with the pugs!
My demo in progress at the show!
My favorite cottage garden - I got the inside tour!