Thursday, September 4, 2014

Starry Starry Night in France, French Hollyhocks and Lavender - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Lavender Fields of France
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

My new DVD

Today we explored the grounds of Le Vieux Couvent and the surrounding hillside cottages in this charming French village. This morning I shared a video on my Facebook page of the church bells ringing at dawn outside my window. I have learned the stars in the night sky are so bright, they can singe your eyelashes and prick your skin. At midnight, he darkness in the Lot Valley of Southern France is so absolute, so quiet, it feels like cool silk.

Everywhere you turn is another amazing scene, and I confess I've been utterly seduced by the geraniums, pink hollyhocks and stone courtyards. Tomorrow we visit an outdoor market and then explore some historic churches in surrounding villages. Stay tuned, I'll be sharing more pictures with you of my art journey soon.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from today, as well as one from yesterday evening. I am imagining you here with me next summer. There are only a few seats left in my French dream workshop, so don't delay!

Nighttime in the courtyard at Le Vieux Couvent

All photos Copyright 2014 Nancy Medina Art LLC

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand 
©Don McClean Lyrics

Frayssinet's historic church

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