Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pink Tulip Jubilee and a Gift for You - Flower Painting Classes and Workshops by Nancy Medina Art

http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/


Pink Tulip Jubilee
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
 





 The fresh pink tulips stayed perky for one more day, so we're celebrating with a spring giveaway in Flower Mound Studio this week. I'm looking for a home for a deep gallery wrap print of one of my favorite paintings, Life's a Breeze Peonies. How to win? Sign up for my Art Newsletter! I'll be announcing the winner on May 2 at 8:30 pm CT on my Facebook Fan Page. Be sure to tune in flower friends, you may have to get that hammer and nail out to hang your new prize!



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Life's a Breeze Peonies and the studio models

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pink Blush Tulips, a New DVD, and a Radio Interview - Flower Painting Classes and Workshops by Nancy Medina Art

http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/pink-blush-tulips

Pink Blush Tulips 
by Nancy Medina
16X16
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas
 







I was feeling quite blue about missing the tulip fest at the Dallas Arboretum this spring, when I stumbled upon a bouquet of big pink tulips at the flower market today. I could hardly wait to get them home and put them under the spotlight! Pink Blush Tulips celebrates all my favorite spring colors, with a mix of warm peach and pink spring hues.

The real prize at the market was a bundle of peonies - cross your fingers, toes and flower petals that the peonies will fluff open in the next day or two and be ready to pose for a painting! If I get really lucky, they'll hold up for my next DVD filming coming up very soon. (Stay tuned for more details on the new video lesson coming up soon...)

My first radio interview aired a few days ago, for Artists Helping Artists on Blog Talk Radio. Awesome hostesses Margaret Sheldon and Leslie Saeta put me right at ease. You can hear the whole interview, even if you missed the event, since it's all on the streaming thingy ma bob system. Break out the popcorn and enjoy!





http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/pink-blush-tulips

The studio models take a bow!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Blog Talk Radio and Hydrangea Queens in New Orleans - Flower Painting Classes and Workshops by Nancy Medina Art



Sugar Queen Hydrangeas ~ Class Demonstration
by Nancy Medina
20X20
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas






No sooner had I unpacked from my back to back workshops in Nashville and New Orleans, and it was time to prep for my Blog Talk Radio Show interview for Artists Helping Artists.


I'm so nervous! What if I forget my name? Worse yet, what if I forget the studio helpers' names?

Leslie Saeta and Margaret Sheldon, the hostesses, assure me it's just a chat between friends, nothing to be concerned about. Nevertheless, my motto is: It's best to be over prepared. I've glued post-it notes all over my computer and begun gargling with salt water. I've included essential information, too, like my name, blue and yellow makes green, all those little things that slip my 50-plus year old mind. Read more....





New Orleans Alumni, 2015 




The classroom models take a bow!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring Rain Iris Garden - Flower Painting Classes and Workshops by Nancy Medina Art

http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/spring-rain-iris-garden

Spring Rain Irises
16X16
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas




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This morning my iris garden was struggling to regain its footing after the cool rains yesterday. A flock of yellow blossoms had fallen to the earth, so I took up my garden scissors and brought them indoors for a modeling session. My four pug helpers accompanied me on this rhizome reconnaissance mission into the gardens.

I hope you've had some productive moments in your spring garden, with helpers nearby to keep you smiling - tomorrow morning I'm off to teach in New Orleans, one of my favorite places in the whole world - and I'm not just saying that because of the beignets, cher!


http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/spring-rain-iris-garden

 The studio models take a bow - and a dip!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Wild Flowers by Char Fitzpatrick | Floral Still Life

10x14
Watercolor and gouache

Wild Flowers by Char Fitzpatrick
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

This painting is done in wet-in-wet style watercolor. I worked into the painting while the surface was still watery. I work fast in this style and the paint has a mind of its own. It is a very free form technique, lots of fun. I then drew white marks over the surface when it was nearly dry to create quite a different and random type of bouquet.


Original: Available Here
Print: Shop Now



Want to see more? Visit CharFitzpatrick.com

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Daily Painting, Painting on Sale, Small Oil Painting, Hydrangea Painting, 10x10" Still Life Floral

This small oil painting is done with a knife, in very harmonious colors, making a very serene piece of art.

Purchase here
150 minus 25 rebate
It is a highly textured painting and one of my favorites.  The soft colors make it easy to live with.  It will fill that corner of your room without shouting out it's presence.

Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $149.95 and shipping. You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $25.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.


Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.

Thank you for reading my blog today.




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'FLORAL SCENTS" ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING CONTEMPORARY STILL-LIFE by Lindy Wiese


"FLORAL SCENTS"
by Lindy Wiese

Sold

24" x 36" Oil on Canvas

Southern Bell Sunflowers and a New Tennessee Workshop - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina Art

http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/southern-bell-sunflowers

Southern Bell Sunflowers
by Nancy Medina
24X24
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas





Southern Bell Sunflowers was one of my class demonstrations in Tennessee last week, and features some teal pops of color to balance the warm orange bellies of these large flowers. We had a great time in class, the students took home some prizes, new hats, and even one big grand giveaway of $1000 (in chocolate!). I'm delighted to announce I've opened another Tennessee class since the first one filled up so quickly - I hope to see you there!


Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes
in Memphis/Collierville, Tennessee
October 12-14, 2015





Nashville, Tennessee Alumni 2015

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Tangerine Explosion" Still Life Floral Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat

 
"Tangerine Explosion" Still Life Floral Oil Painting by
Arizona Artist Mary Opat
 
16" x 20" Oil on Stretched Canvas $435
 
I painted this flower as a larger-than-life macro painting.  The colors are
very intense and the petals are very detailed.  Custom paintings in larger sizes
( 40 x 40 for example) make great statement pieces over a couch or buffet table.
Please visit my website for more information on custom paintings, or to
purchase or view more of my work.  http://www.maryopat.com
 
Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Floral Art Rose Painting,Flower Art "Azaleas" by Georgia Artist Pat Warren



 20"x24"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

 Visit http://PatWarren.com to view more of my work.

 Visit my art Blog HERE

Still Life Floral Painting,Flower Art "Radiant Orchid-2" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse,



It's spring! I wanted to paint flowers; just for the joy of painting color. And just for fun, I wanted to use the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Radiant Orchid. I loved the color and loved the idea of incorporating such a rich, vibrant shade into a still life.

 40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

Click HERE for pricing.

 Prints also available HERE

 Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work

 Visit my Art Blog at http://njbussefineart.blogspot.com/

Abstract Impressionist - “Still Life with Vase” by Arizona Artist, Sharon Sieben


12" x 9" abstract impressionist still life painting on archival paper bonded to a 1.5 wood cradle with sides painted black.  No frame needed; ready to hang.  Painting has been coated with gloss varnish to enhance and preserve.

Visit my website to purchase:  sharonsieben.com

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Impressionist Still Life Painting - “Pear Shaped” by Arizona Artist, Sharon Sieben

24" x 30" Oil on Rolled Canvas

Contact the Artist if you would like to add this artwork to your collection.  Click HERE

or visit my website at sharonsieben.com

Original Still Life Flower Oil Painting "Pink Carnations" by Georgia Artist Deanna Jaugstetter

FRESH OFF THE EASEL...



Marty Robbins had a huge hit song in 1957 titled "A White Sport Coat". The popular hit record came to mind while I was painting these lovely little carnations! Marty sang about a white sport coat and a pink carnation; I am humming this song in my mind as I write! "Pink Carnation" is an oil floral still life painting done from life in my studio. Having always been one of my favorite flowers, don't you agree that these compact bloomers smell just so sweet!!!





12"x12" il on Canvas/Available

Click HERE for pricing.

Visit http://deannajaugstetter.com to view more of my work



Contemporary Still Life Art Painting "WHITE ROSES, RED WALL" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

12"x12" Oil on Canvas/Available

Click HERE for pricing.

To view more of my work, visit http://www.annieobriengonzales.com

Click HERE for Annie O'Brien Gonzales Workshop Dates!!

Blue Heaven Hydrangeas and Tough Choices in the Garden - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina Art


Blue Heaven Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
20X20
Oil on Deep Gallery Wrap Canvas





I clipped the blooms from my hydrangeas this evening. I originally had planned to cut some of my new irises and bring them into the studio to paint. I stood in front of the iris bed with the scissors in my hand, looking at the white irises, and the blue irises, and the deep purple, and I just could not bring myself to cut any of them. They were so tall, and fresh, and recently unfurled, and clearly enjoying their moment in the sun after a long winter.

The blue hydrangeas that traveled with me from my last workshop, however, were beginning to fade. Destined for my flower pots tomorrow, I knew the blossoms would not last much longer. Or perhaps that is just the excuse I used to have the courage to cut them. They posed quite bravely under the hot spotlight in Big Blue, my favorite vase, this evening. Here's to their sacrifice - thank you so much to these lovely blue blossoms for taking one for the team!



The studio models take a bow!





Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mixed Media Still Life, Wine, Bread "SUSTENANCE" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

Wine and bread--food for the journey, whether spiritual or daily life. The light of the Creator is represented by the foiled squares on the left. 

 Mixed Media Still Life, Wine, Bread, Gold Foil

 10"x10" Original-$165.00

 Available at http://PatStacy.com

 Visit http://PatStacy.com to view more of my work.

Contemporary Still Life Art Painting "LE POISSON ROUGE #3" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales


FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

24"x24" Acrylic on Panel

Click HERE for pricing.

To view more of my work, visit http://www.annieobriengonzales.com

Click HERE for Annie O'Brien Gonzales Workshop Dates!!

Spring Sparkle Geraniums and Caught in a Flower Painting Love Triangle - Nancy Medina Art

http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/spring-sparkle-pink-geraniums

 Spring Sparkle Pink Geraniums
by Nancy Medina
14X14
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas




Spring Sparkle Pink Geraniums was one of my recent class demonstrations and the flower models are already blooming happily on my sun porch, as part of my "paint the flower, plant the flower" recycling program. I'm leaving for Tennessee Friday for a full workshop near Nashville, but I have a confession to make. I am so excited about Tennessee and seeing all those friendly southern ladies, but Sonoma, California, is on my mind! Paint Brilliant Sonoma is coming up soon. Is it okay to be in love with two venues at the same time? Will Nashville begin saying awful things about Sonoma on its Facebook page if they discover I am practically seeing them both at the same time?

Regardless, the evening wine tasting and hazy mornings over flower filled fields with clusters of grapes catching the dawn dew are calling my name. I would move back to California in a heartbeat, if I could afford the car registration fees. At least I can visit occasionally, and take you with me! Here's the squeeze on Sonoma:

Paint Brilliant Sonoma

May 29-31, 2015

Registration Information

~ Class Wine Tasting Outing May 30 ~



http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ea2sq1hfb9b9197c&llr=lmrhfmcab


Flower Painting, Daily Painting, "Sunshine Mix" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil SOLD

Today's flower painting is a little reminder that spring is not to far away! It seems like this must be the longest winter in the history of the world!
SOLD
 I liked the fresh brushwork and the abstract shapes in this painting



I like painting flowers because I love the vibrant colors and I can make the shapes whatever I want them to be.  Most of my flower paintings are free of detail and stress.  I almost feel like I am playing when I paint them.  The next time you are close to tearing your hair out, I highly recommend, step back and take a deep breath.....and work on a flower painting!



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Monday, April 6, 2015

Contemporary Floral Oil Painting - “Orange Poppies” by Arizona Artist, Sharon Sieben


36" x 18" Oil on gallery wrap canvas - sides painted black

Available from the Gina M. Woodruff Gallery in Long Beach CA.  To contact them for details, click HERE

sharonsieben.com

Food Art Paintings,Still Life "Old Bay Day" by Georgia Artist Pat Warren



 12"x16" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

 Visit http://PatWarren.com to view more of my work.

 Visit my art Blog HERE

Contemporary Still Life Art Painting "Lilies 2" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

12"x12" Oil on Canvas/Available

Click HERE for pricing.

To view more of my work, visit http://www.annieobriengonzales.com

Click HERE for Annie O'Brien Gonzales Workshop Dates!!

Original Watercolor Still Life Flower Painting "A Bit of Sunshine" by Georgia Artist Deanna Jaugstetter

FRESH OFF THE EASEL...




While working in my studio this winter of 2015, I just needed some sunshine! I drove to the nearest florist/ food market and found this bouquet of mixed flowers which were the perfect antidote for another gray day!!! "A Bit of Sunshine" is a floral still life  oil painting that is good for the soul! The painting is archival matted in a double white mat and custom framed. Contact me for shipping charges and "A Little Bit of Sunshine" will be on it's way to you!!

9"x7" Watercolor on paper/Available

Click HERE for pricing.

Visit http://deannajaugstetter.com to view more of my work



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Signs of Spring Purple Iris Garden and a Sonoma, California Workshop - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina Art

http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/signs-of-spring-purple-iris

 Signs of Spring
Purple Iris
by Nancy Medina
20X20
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas







Signs of Spring celebrates the first blooms in my garden, my purple and blue iris. Thanks to the wet winter, the flowers are promising to perform extraordinary feats of color in my iris and hydrangea beds over the next few weeks. I promise to document the array of unfurling petals for you on my art bloggy, flower friends, so stay tuned! I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend with lots of loved ones nearby!


I'm excited to be heading to Sonoma, California, for a workshop soon. My hostess has been sending photos of the blooming gardens there, and we have a wine tasting evening at La Rochelle Wine Market. You are invited so pack your purple brushes and join me there - your vintage awaits! Read more...

Paint Brilliant Sonoma

May 29-31, 2015

Registration Information




http://www.nancymedina.com/available-paintings/signs-of-spring-purple-iris

Signs of spring on the easel!




Your vintage awaits!

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Floral Still Life, Small Flower Painting, Flower Knife Art, "Roadside Bouquet" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5" Oil

I call this "Roadside Bouquet" because I was walking a country road in the Blue Ridge Mountains last summer, and I collected all these wonderful flowers blooming in ditches and fields.  Wild day lily, Queen Ann's Lace, daisy and purple clover abound!

purchase here
130 + shipping
I was in the zone, while painting this, slinging paint and making no effort to be true to the image I was working from.  No, my orange day lilies don't look like day lilies and I am fine with that.

It was one of my favorite home made bouquets...here is the picture.



I cannot wait for summer to return!

Thanks for reading my blog today.



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