Saturday, October 25, 2014

Painting Pansies at the Dallas Arboretum - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Pansy Panoply
by Nancy Medina

Dallas Arboretum Class Demonstration
Oil on Archival Panel

Pansy Panoply was my classroom demonstration today at the Dallas Arboretum. What a treat to have Megan Bruce, who usually serves as my hostess and coordinator from the Adult Ed Department, join us to put brush to canvas! We painted fresh pansies today step by step, while the garden outside the classroom windows was buzzing with activity. Over 70,000 pumpkins are on display there, and moms and dads were taking pictures of kids on pumpkins left and right in the perfect sunny weather with mums and blossoms all about.  It was a regular flower mob scene! My next workshop is in another sunny locale, San Diego. Students from Singapore, Canada, Australia, and across the US will converge on Balboa Park to make brilliant flowers bloom in oils. Be sure to wear your sunscreen, hat and flip flops, and stay tuned to the art bloggy for San Diego garden photos to come!

The studio models take a bow!

 Hardhat flower construction zone! Proceed with colorful abandon!

Megan and her smiling pansy!

Just a few of the thousands of pumpkins on display.

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