Thursday, August 17, 2017

BEFORE THE SNOW

More of my freshly painted old canvases this week.  This painting feels to me as if it is mid Autumn but there is a heaviness in the air and it smells like snow is coming.


SNOW IS COMING
Nancy Herman
Oil on stretched canvas
12" x 12"

$50.00




Thursday, August 10, 2017

FOGGY EARLY FALL

This painting feels to me like one of those days in early fall when the weather is still warm but the fog rolls in and there is a hint of smoke in the air.  Maybe it's back to school with your new plaid skirt on or out in the garden raking the first leaves, but whatever, everything feels right with the world. 


FOGGY EARLY FALL
Nancy Herman
12" x 12"
oil on stretched canvas

$50.00




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

THREE POPPIES


Every spring I wait with bated breath for the appearance of my Poppies. 
 (By the way this is the only way we use the word bate these days.  It comes from "abate" to hold back.  Since I am a terrible speller I looked up the spelling to be sure and found this funny little poem that uses the incorrect spelling of the word to good "effect"...and why is it not "affect"?  Well I think because in this case it is a noun.)

Geoffrey Taylor
Cruel, Clever Cat, 1933
Sally, having swallowed cheese
Directs down holes the scented breeze
Enticing thus with baited breath
Nice mice to an untimely death.
So much for the grammar discussion.  Here is one of my favorite Poppy paintings.  I recently found a painting done by my grandmother of Poppies so I suppose you could say Poppy painting runs in the family.



THREE POPPIES
Nancy Herman
12" x 16"
oil on stretched canvas


close up
THREE POPPIES
SOLD


$75.00







Tuesday, August 8, 2017

RED MAPLES AND FOR GET ME NOTS

For Get Me Nots make sure you don't forget them by appearing every spring whether summoned or not.  I love their cheery blueness and welcome them even though they are never exactly where they were intended.  They have a way of their own which makes them truly unforgettable.  

The paintings I am posting lately began years ago and have been updated recently, probably yesterday or the day before.  I am having fun digging in to the old paint to bring it new life.



RED MAPLES AND FOR GET ME NOTS
Nancy Herman
12" x 12"
oil on stretched canvas

$50.00







Monday, August 7, 2017

Korean Lilacs and Katsura

Here are a couple of immigrants who have settled in to a glorious existence in my garden.  They get along very well in this country and certainly reward all efforts on their behalf with show after show of exuberant beauty.





KOREAN LILACS AND JAPANESE KATSURA TREE
Nancy Herman
12" x 12"
oil on stretched canvas



inset Lilacs
SOLD

$50.00


Friday, August 4, 2017

Two Katsuras

Today's bargain is an oil sketch done outside of my two Katsura trees.  These are Japanese trees that span a huge portion of my backyard.  They are  male and  female and they make plenty of seedlings that I nurture.  I am happy to share these little trees with anyone with a large nice wet place to plant them.  I believe the parents are around 150 years old.



TWO KATSURAS
11" x 13"
Nancy Herman
oil on stretched canvas




SOLD





Thursday, August 3, 2017

FORSYTHIA AT SAINT JOE'S

One of the things I look forward to in the early spring is the lively dancing Forsythia pushing itself joyfully around corners and through dense brush.  One place where there is no contest for its spirited display is this huge hedge bordering a dorm at Saint Joseph's University campus which is on my dog walking route. Here it gets a beautiful dark green background of towering pine trees.





FORSYTHIA AT ST. JOE'S
Nancy Herman
12" x 12"
oil on stretched canvas




inset FORSYTHIA AT ST. JOE'S

$50.00






Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ROSES AND CLEMATIS

A little earlier in the season these beauties were gracing my garden.  Another bargain for those who love summer and all its delights.  As you can see by the inset there is a lot of juicy paint and carving out in this one.





ROSES AND CLEMATIS
Nancy Herman
12" x 12"
oil on stretched canvas



inset ROSES AND CLEMATIS

$50.00





Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FESTIVE GARDEN


FESTIVE GARDEN
12' x 12"
oil on stretched canvas

After many months of silence I am back with a lot of bargains.  I have been cleaning out my house in order to make room for my daughter and son in law who are moving in. 45 or so years of collecting and making art willy nilly left me with stuff everywhere that has needed to be sorted through and disposed of.  I have saved some paintings but must make room for new art so I will be offering some goodies at bargain prices for the next couple of weeks.

Here is one that I have always enjoyed.

SOLD
$50.00
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/nancy-herman/festive-garden/614940