Monday, November 18, 2013

Pink Parasol Poppy and High Kicking Artists in Balboa Park by Nancy Medina

Pink Parasol Poppy
by Nancy Medina
Palette Knife/Oil on Archival Panel

Every painting class I teach is a whole new adventure, and each one takes on its own texture, style, culture and flavor, depending on the mix of student personalities. San Diego was definitely one of those groups who had no fear of fun. Or maybe it was the Donut Bar gourmet sugar that set everyone off, you can see here that our tour of Coronado Flower Gardens had us ready to take notes. We had the great fortune to run into the architect of Flower Gardens of Coronado, Juan Flores, who shared all his favorite tips for making delphiniums and foxgloves look their absolute best. Next stop was dinner at an Irish Pub downtown. After a few high kick routines in Balboa Park on Sunday, it was the general consensus we would not be quitting our day jobs to join the Rockettes for their Christmas Tour, (although Alan said that after his hip surgery next week, he will be ready to touch his nose with his toe....)

 Alan trying out a new approach to painting!

 Debra, a master equine artist,
 really made her florals shine!

 Juan Flores, the architect of Coronado flower gardens,
give us great advice on prepping our flower beds for the 
coming growing season!

 Move over Rockettes, my San Diego class is ready to take the stage!
 Well, okay, maybe just inch over Rockettes....

Breakfast of the champions!! Oh my,
I think I need to do a few more high kicks...

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