Monday, August 18, 2008

Miss Edna

I posted this painting of my mother last month. My mother is 91. She fell on Sunday and broke her hip and will have surgery this week. She lives in Arkansas. I will not be able to paint or post at this time. I ask for your prayers as she has many complications. Thank you. Sincerely, Nancy
(painting is not for sale)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Peanut Butter And Jelly

This woman reminds me of someone enjoying a quite moment on the beach, perhaps she is enjoying a sandwich while she watches the waves come in. 6x8 oil on board 2008 $110.00

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tapper

I always wanted to be a dancer. When I was in college I took ballet, about 18 years too late! We had to dance in The Music Man. While I was struggling to learn the dance I heard the instructor say, "Oh God, that redhead is going to ruin the show!" I quickly learned the routine and luckily I didn't ruin the show but that ended my dancing career. This is a little fellow in New Orleans dancing for people in the street. 2008 6x8 oil on board $110.00

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Little Spys Among Us 3

 

I like the bright light in this piece. I do plan to do more in this series but today I will move on to another subject. I am taking another workshop next week with Elio Camacho. This one will be a floral workshop, indoors. Thank goodness!My goal in my figurative work is to be loose and expressive and to still capture a realism of the subject. I wish I had the patience to paint a photo realistic piece but I don't, it makes me feel tense to try. When I look at other artists works and try to learn from studying them, I think wow they have their own signature style and I never felt I had that. Now, I think that I finally can see my own style coming through. Karin Jurick is my inspiration and mentor. I love her as a person and of course as an artist. She is just so gifted, it all comes natural and instinctive to her. 2008 8x10 oil on board $175.00
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Little Spys Among Us 2



The second in the spy/binocular series. I always have a difficult time when I am painting a lot of grass. Difficult in that grass is boring to me and in the summer here in the south, if you are a plein air painter you (I) get sick of soooo much green. On the other hand it gives the artist a great opportunity to show creative brush strokes, light and different hues. 2008 8x10 oil on board $175.00 Purchase at http://nrhodesharper2.boundlessgallery.com

Monday, August 4, 2008

Little Spys Among Us 1

 

This is a series I am working on of children looking through binoculars, always looking and learning. 6x8 oil on board 2008 $125.00
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Miss Brooks Lonely Vacation

 
As I was painting this piece it began to take on a story to me. A story of a woman who has never married, she is British and perhaps has been a nanny and has spent her whole life in service to others. Now she is older and taking some time for herself. Where has time gone? She is alone on a beautiful island....The colors are subtle and soft in this painting. Giving it a vintage feeling. 8x10 oil on board 2008 $210.00
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Friday, August 1, 2008

So That's A Speedo

 
An older women at the beach enjoying her day spy's her first speedo suit. Is she totally disgusted or enjoying the view? You decide. I added walnut oil to the paint mix and it flowed on so juicy. I really like the piece. This must be my aqua summer, because I can't get enough of it. 8x10 oil on board 2008 $200.00
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