Sunday, May 13, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
"Angel in the Clouds, Central Park", Oil, 10" x 8"
3 of my oil paintings will be part of the Manhasset Public Library Art Exhibit: "The Media is the Message". Director Amy Finkston's theme for this show: transparent/opaque--will display the way artists use different mediums to create their personal visions. Show runs from June 2 through Aug. 3, 2012. Reception: June 9th from 2 to 4pm.
Manhasset Public Library
30 Onderdonk Rd.
Manhasset, NY 11030
"It pays to get postcards of your work, you never know when a picture of your artwork will get around and get you into a show!"
Happy Painting! Nancy
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Here's the finished painting from the panorama photo in the previous post. The end result is rarely the same as the photo. The painting dictates what it needs and here it needed color & interest. I added the boat from another photo of the same area to make sense of the distant water and the egret on the left to create a circle of interest and keep your eye from flowing out of the painting along with the water. The colors I boosted from my observations of fall color in past years. This past year the hurricane really cooked all the foliage with salt water and everything was a burnt brown color. The hardest part was the marsh grass: the tendency is to paint every blade of grass and I had to keep wiping it out as I got too fussy with it to flatten and soften it so it would go into the distance. A lot of decisions go into a painting and a lot of work!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Happy Painting (and Photoshopping!)
Monday, November 21, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Watercolor, 14" x 10"
It pays to get the artwork out of the closet and on display wherever you can show your work! You never know where it might connect with someone. Just sold this painting at the Mineola Memorial Library. It's a nice local library that has turned a hallway into a fine gallery space and the staff are receptive to the paintings. My paintings along with paintings by artist friend Carol Bruder are on display till Nov. 28th, 2011. 195 Marcellus Rd., Mineola, NY 11501. www.nassaulibrary.org/mineola
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
"Summer's End, Orient Marsh" Oil, 9" x 12", Nancy Wernersbach©2011
I'll be taking this new painting out to Studio East Gallery in Greenport for the Oct. show "Women Only" Oct. 8--Nov. 5th, Reception: Sat., Oct. 8, 6 to 9pm. 120 Front St., Greenport, NY 11944. www.studioeastgallery.com. Proceeds from sales go to Breast Cancer Awareness, "Save the Tatas".
Long Island truly has some beautiful places once you get beyond the endless shopping malls, gas stations, pizza places and banks that seem to create an ugly suburban sprawl. The East End, and especially the north fork towards Orient Point have magical places where the ocean and land mix and mingle in beautiful tidal marshes. As the seasons change the colors turn to brilliant red, purples, burgundy, gold and silver green. Looking forward to getting out there again to take photos as autumn changes the landscape.