Saturday, May 4, 2013

Summer Season Sunflowers and a Hill Country Workshop by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Summer Season Sunflowers
by Nancy Medina

Class Demonstration

Oil on Archival Panel

Summer Season Sunflowers and Day Lilies was the morning class demo today for my workshop in Fredericksburg, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We woke up this morning to sunshine and country breezes, a perfect day to spend with friends painting, a perfect day to enjoy fresh German pastries, and a fabulous day to go out for dinner after class for excellent and seafood and chocolate torte desserts all around (yes, I noticed there were two references to desserts, and one reference to painting....) !

I get such joy from seeing my students excited about their paintings. These ladies converged from all over the country to gather for some loose, bright application of color emphasizing an energetic, free approach to making brilliant flowers bloom in oils. What an amazing life it is, to wake up each morning now knowing I am now officially doing the thing I love most of all  - teaching art. I sincerely hope each of you has found a way to follow your bliss. I'm so glad you are here with me, on this journey. Have another cheese kolache and let's get to painting!

The classroom models take a bow and a dip!

Linda, Nancy, Linda, Linda, Annie, Linda, Carolyn, Cathy and Cheri show their
beautiful hydrangea paintings!

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Your vase of flowers is so full of sunshine. I love what your ladies did with the hydrangeas too.