Rainwater Roses and Strawberries
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Panel
When I saw the little boy hopping up and down at 7 am this morning in my hotel lobby and pointing, I thought maybe he really liked the koi pond here at the Gaylord Palms. Imagine my surprise when I saw what he was really excited about - the resident gators! Fortunately these leathery little guys didn't seem too interested in climbing through the iron bars to munch on the tourists and they even ignored their lazy turtle neighbors. Excuse me, Mister Bellman, there's an alligator in my room.... Note to self, if you hear scuffling on the carpet outside your door, do NOT open the door without your running shoes on.
We painted roses until the seagulls came home in sunny Florida today. Tomorrow we tackle sunflowers and, if they cooperate and open a bit more, some tulips, too! These workshops are always over WAY too fast, I can't believe tomorrow is the last day. I can't believe I'm going to have to leave behind that giant box of chocolate my most favorite student ever (until another student brings me a larger box of chocolates) brought to class yesterday. Maybe I can fill my pockets with chocolate and make it through security screening. I'll give that a try and let you know how it all turns out with TSA screening agents. I'm already imagining it will not be pretty, kind of like the time I tried to wear those sparkley jeans through the X-ray machine and the bored officer at the airport announced "Need a pat down on aisle two for the 50 year old woman wearing sparkley butt jeans...."
The classroom models take a bow!
Uber-talented artist Martha is ready to tackle
those flowers and, after that, some sudsy dishes!
It's a tough job painting neath the swaying palms!
Florida Alumni 2015
Critters in my hotel this morning....