Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sun Through Peach Colored Zinnia

Zinnias are the most carefree, glorious, summer annuals.  Every year they cheer on my vegetable garden with their happy faces.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

SUN THROUGH CHARD LEAF

While I get my painting act together...meaning,  "will I or will I not ever get outside and paint".  I will be posting a photo a day.  I love the way sun lights up almost anything, but especially the way it shines through leaves.  Here is the beautiful Chard in all its glory with incursions by bugs providing a view of greenery in the background.





Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DOG AND SUNFLOWERS

I have signed up for several Plein Air experiences as you probably have noticed.  It has been too hot on most of these occasions to finish an oil painting outside so I have had to resort to working from photos to finish work.  I am trying a new idea which is to work from my iPad and print out the results.  I will print the work on archival paper with archival ink.  Here is my first attempt at this idea.  See what you think.
Since the IPAD records what I do and then plays it back really fast I could not help but want to set it to music. Here is a link to the short video.


DOG AND SUNFLOWERS
Nancy Herman
signed archival digital print
8" x 10"

$25.00





Monday, August 22, 2016

FIELD OF FLOWERS

This was the view I finally settled on from all the beautiful vistas at Chanticleer.  This field of yellow orange flowers went on and on reminding me of the possibility of life as a garden of Eden.


FIELD OF FLOWERS
Nancy Herman
8" x 16"
oil on canvas board

$300.00

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CHANTICLEER 2016

Last Wednesday I went to Chanticleer to paint in the garden.  It was very hot.  I carried my bag of supplies around looking for the perfect spot to paint, but there were so many beautiful places that after 2 hours of pure pleasure, I ended up taking pictures and exhausted, took refuge in my air-conditioned car and went home.

Here is a video of my experience. I plan to return and paint when the weather cools down a bit.

https://vimeo.com/179033665

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SQUASH #2

Continuing to paint at farmer's markets I visited the Bryn Mawr Farmer's market on Saturday and captured these squash.  They have such strong shapes and colors they almost paint themselves.


SQUASH #2
Nancy Herman
oil on canvas board
8" x 16"


$350.00


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

EASTERN UNIVERSITY

As part of Plein Air painting sponsored by the Wayne Art Center I visited Eastern University in Radnor.  You may remember I posted a video that I made there using my iPad a while ago.  Here is the painting I made from the shots of the campus I took with my iPad. Since I notice the link I posted for the video doesn't work, here it is again.

Eastern State College is a place that seems to have been built all at once, unlike most colleges that develop over time.  All the buildings match and there is an orderly way to drive around the campus taking in all the sites.  There are shady spots to rest and paths lined with trees to wander on.  It is a University dedicated to "the preparation of undergraduate, theological and graduate students for thoughtful and productive lives of Christian faith, leadership and service."

Here is a spot that seems quite conducive to contemplation.  I spent a lot of time contemplating why the reflections did not exactly mirror the scene, but because it was so quirky I enjoyed it all the more.




EASTERN UNIVERSITY
Nancy Herman
16" x 8"
oil on canvas board






Monday, August 1, 2016

PEACHES

This is the time to really experience the season and warm your heart for those cold grey days of winter.  The smell of flowers, the hum of bees and the drone of cicadas, the whole chorus of summer is upon us.  And of course there is the real taste of fruit and vegetables, especially if you have your own garden and can pick them fresh.

These peaches are from a farmer's market at 36th and Walnut, of all places.  I brought some home and they were delicious!


PEACHES
Nancy Herman
8" x 16"
oil on canvas board

$350.00