Purple Flash Sunflowers
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Shed your winter coats and join me
in January in Orlando, Florida!
Purple Flash Sunflowers is the newest daily in Flower Mound Studio, and, as promised, here are some images from my workshop in San Diego, California, last week. While it was snowing in Dallas, we were shedding jackets and scarves in sunny Southern California. The beaches are always a bit too cold for sunbathing most of the year, it's a myth propagated by one of those lifeguard shows that it's warm to swim in the ocean in Southern Cali. Especially this time of year, you can freeze your pa-toot-ee off if you go out in shorts. I spent years in sweatshirts and blue jeans on these beaches, though you could still get a great tan if you were brave enough to bare a little skin!
On Friday, my students and I took a tour of Balboa Park, one of the most famous places to visit in California. Even this late in the year, I was excited to see so many flowers were in bloom. The cannas were my favorites, and I also got dozens of pictures of the birds of paradise. Rain is desperately needed in Southern Cali right now, so think good thoughts for Mother Nature to give these gardens a drink. Enjoy the photo tour!
I'm sure my smart gardening friends
can tell me what kind of tree this is!
For both sunrise and sunset, the one of the best views of Balboa...
The cannas in all their peachy red glory!
Lovely reflections on a clear day in Balboa Park!
All images copyright 2014 Nancy Medina Art LLC