Saturday, August 2, 2014

California Dreaming Hydrangeas and a San Diego Workshop - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

California Dreaming  Hydrangeas & Roses
by Nancy Medina
20 X 16
Oil on Archival Panel

Class Demonstration

My new hydrangea DVD

 California Dreaming was the first of three demonstrations here in my San Diego workshop this weekend with a very talented group of ladies from around the US. What a treat to make new friends every time I teach a class here in historic Balboa Park, and to be in the presence of enterprising artists, talented students on the verge of making it big, and hearing about the achievements of fellow artists who have just landed wonderful gallery contracts or finished four foot paintings for ecstatic clients. These are just a few of the perks of this new art job of full time teaching and painting. On the first day of class, two artists across the room spotted one another, and fell into each other's arms with shouts of joy and tears for a happy reunion. We all, eventually, cross paths when we're on this journey together.

In addition to acquiring quite a few fresh flowers here in the land of sunshine, I couldn't resist splurging on some new vases while I was here. A girl's gotta have her bling! How I'll get these lovely ceramics home to Texas is a concern for another day, because today (and tomorrow) we make flowers bloom in brilliant color! Stay tuned to the art bloggy for more pictures to come.

Sally and her bold colors and
sunny blooms!

Sylvia painting up a storm in Sunny San Diego!

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