Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Dance Red Geraniums by Floral Artist Nancy Medina


Summer Dance Red Geraniums
by Nancy Medina
16X12
Oil on Archival Panel


After carefully checking for wayward tree lizards, I brought a pot of these red blossoms in from my garden to paint tonight. The last time I brought a batch of geraniums in to paint, I carried a large pot of them to the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas for a workshop there, only to discover a teeny baby lizard had hitched a ride. The entire class screeched to a halt as we built the little guy a mobile terrarium, and the hubby drove him back to our garden and placed him beneath our pear tree in the back yard. None of us could really focus on painting until we received a call letting us know baby lizard was safe and sound. I do think he lived on to proliferate, judging from the dozen lizards who now live on our deck puffing out their chins at one another, competing with one another for the spot on the fence that gets the most sun. What a delight it is to have a job now, that allows me to see this little lizard drama, this summer dance, each morning before going into the home studio, instead of an office. Just one more reason I am so thankful to be a full-time artist!


Summer Dance on the porch...
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