Wildflower Super Bloom and a Hill Country Workshop

Pink Celebration Peonies
Pink Celebration Peonies, 30X30, oil, information


We traveled to the Texas Hill Country for a workshop this week, during the best wildflower bloom in five years. With flower peepin’, boot scootin’, and wine sippin’ on the menu, we stayed in the historic town of Fredericksburg – so much goodness, and cherry kolaches, too! I’ve shared some glimpses of the workshop and flower tours with you here. These artists tackled tulip fields, hydrangeas, lilacs and some figurative work, including painting a flower girl in a cute hat on canvas. Even with this long color checklist, we found time for a field trip to Wildseed Farms and a tasting at 4.0 Winery. There’s no rest for flower painters when the wildflowers arrive!

We’re heading to Fredericksburg in May!


A visit to Fredericksburg isn’t complete unless you explore Willow City Loop, a winding lane through ranches and clifftops where the wild poppies and bluebonnets grow amidst cactus and Indian paintbrush. It’s been years since Indian paintbrush has made a comeback (not to be confused with Indian blanket), since Central Texas has been battling a drought for such a long time. The rains over the past year have revived my favorite red flower, which used to cover the fields of the organic farm where I grew up in East Texas.


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April 2019 Fredericksburg Flower Aficionados


I’m excited to be returning in just a few weeks, because one week in Freddy-burg just isn’t enough for the flower chasers of the world! Soon we’ll fill the car with easels and brushes and all the accoutrements of the painter’s life, and head off for another blooming adventure to the birthplace of the wildflower seeding program created by the late Ladybird Johnson, aka “Wildflower Central”. Stay tuned flower friends: I’ll share new images with you from Wildflower Central soon!

Now that I’ve wet your whistle for bloomers, here’s a peek at those wildflowers in all their splendiferous glory! Enjoy!

Texas Hill Country Super Bloom

All images copyright 2019 Nancy Medina Art LLC


PS: Here’s your first look at Painting Monet’s Garden!


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We finished filming for my new online class, Painting Monet’s Garden, this week. Are you ready for your new journey workshop? Pack your sun hat, your muse, and your dreams of Monet, Painting Monet’s Garden is coming!

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  1. My art journey began just before my 70th Birthday when I discovered Nancy’s e-course announcement. I’ve traveled with her to Le Vieux Couvent, Fredericksburg, and each online course since the first one. Don’t miss an opportunity to indulge in this soul food to awaken your creative spirit.

    • Connie thank you! I am so thankful you’re a part of my journey, too, and looking forward to seeing you and Jim soon!

  2. This was my fourth workshop with Nancy! It just keeps getting better and better. She’s a wonderful teacher (PERIOD)! It’s also such a joy and inspiration to surround yourself with enthusiastic, energetic, and talented artists. Thank you, Nancy, for a wonderful workshop in Fredericksburg.

    • Maribeth thank you so much, you make every workshop more fun, and it’s always a joy to have a fellow teacher in the room to giggle with about those little things…!

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