Saturday, October 18, 2014

Spring Geranium Garden and a Houston Workshop - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina



http://nancymedina.fineartstudioonline.com/workszoom/1589143

Spring Geranium Bouquet
by Nancy Medina
12X30
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas


Spring Geranium Garden was one of my class demonstrations this weekend in my Spring, Texas workshop, in The Woodlands area just north of Houston. We painted yellow tulips, red geraniums and tomorrow, white hydrangeas and purple larkspur, all from fresh flowers. Painting from life is such a great way to pay tribute to Mother Nature, and creating a painting from a fresh flower has an impact that is quite a bit stronger than recreating work from a one dimensional photograph. How to make the transition from photos to life is one of the things I share with my students. 

What a lucky gal I am to be able to do what I love as my job! I've been brainstorming ways to say thank you to all my students this holiday season, and have come up with a gift that I think will tickle your fancy, so stay tuned here to the art bloggy for the announcement to come. In the meantime here are some photos from this weekend for you!


Carol's divine geraniums were only topped
by her gorgeous yellow tulips today!




Patti had layers and layers
 of gorgeous color in her flowers!




Guess who came to see me?
My cousin Lisa! Holy cow I need
to visit Houston more often!



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