Friday, December 23, 2011

Secrets by Nancy Rhodes Harper

So interested in Malcolm Liepke and Milt Kobayashi's work. Working on my own style but want my paintings to be graceful and flow. 9x12 oil ©2011 $400.00 plus S/H at Daily PaintWorks. Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 16, 2011

I Love Lucy-Barbie by Nancy Rhodes Harper

I am having fun with the Barbie Doll series. I have Series of 7 going to The Art House Gallery in Atlanta. 6x6 oil framed c2011 Thanks for looking

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Green Dress by Nancy Rhodes Harper

I am really into doing paintings of women in a dramatic style these days. This is a little quick study. 6x6 oil ©2011 Thanks for looking

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chlotilde Looks Inquisitive

Just finished this little painting. I am obsessed with Paris these days. I want to paint there so bad. I want to paint the people! I imagined this persons name is Chlotilde, someone who walks in the park with little white gloves, red sweater and gray wool skirt with little black ballerina flats. She will be available in Daily PaintWorks. 6x6 oil on board ©2011 Thanks for looking

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blonde Barbie by Nancy Rhodes Harper

First of all I would like to thank my followers I appreciate you all so much and Welcome to new followers! In keeping with the Barbie Doll theme I thought the original Blonde Barbie should have her place in this series. It is difficult for me to translate a toy with a face to canvas and have it look like a toy. The color palette helps with vibrant choices. I am having a lot of fun painting these little gems for whimsy. If you are interested she is for sale at Daily Paint Works and the link to my DPW gallery is to the right on the side bar. 6x6 oil on board. Thanks for looking! I hope everyone has a healthy happy Thanksgiving here in the states!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Barbie Doll by Nancy Rhodes Harper

My painting is a painting of the Barbie Doll that I once had, not from life but as I remember her. I gave Barbie away to another little girl to enjoy many years ago. I remember my summers with Nancy Ward. We were Barbie fiends. We took them everywhere. At the swimming pool they would lay out on washcloths for towels, they rode around in comfort right in our bicycle baskets. We used to design and make all of their clothes. Nancy and I would go to the local mercantile to buy fabric. They sold us a strip of fabric about 6 inches deep and 36 inches wide for 5 cents! My dad took me to the store before school started one day to buy Barbie so I would be able to take her to school with me. I will always love you Barbie and I miss you too!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Lumber Yard by Nancy Rhodes Harper

I went in search of something to paint the other day and passed by an open gate down town. What I spied inside was amazing! It looked like a movie set. Old buildings, a train car, a cafe,plants, fountains etc. Of course I had to stop and paint it! The owner, Doug Smith happened by to look at what I was painting and told me it is a place they rent out for events, such as parties, receptions, corporate events. It is called The Lumber Yard just off Cleveland St in Huntsville, Al. I am going back again to paint more. This is a 9x12 oil on panel ©2011 $325.00 unframed plus S/H see Daily PaintWorks to purchase. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maple Hill by Nancy Rhodes Harper

I painted in our historic cemetery last Saturday. The beautiful old headstones and monuments have something that can't be reproduced today. The patina, the designs so beautiful showing how much the families loved ones meant to those left behind. The cemetery was a peaceful place to paint and the reverence I felt for those resting at Maple Hill was all encompassing. 8x10 oil on linen ©2011 NFS at this time.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lieper's Fork Fall by Nancy Rhodes Harper

One of my most favorite places to visit is Leiper's Fork, Tn. From the beautiful Leiper's Creek Gallery to Pucket's Grocery Store to the houses field creek everything. I love it and it is magic in the fall. this is a yellow house in the little village. 6x6 oil on hardboard ©2011 $100 plus s/h Available at Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Little Red Corvette by Nancy Rhodes Harper

Last fall I had the privilege to take a workshop from Tim Horn (a fabulous California artist). The workshop was at the Sandy Springs Art School. Tim was a wonderful instructor and I learned so much. One of the participants of the workshop owned this corvette and her husband brought it for us to paint. I wish I could have purchased Tim's demo but it wasn't in the cards. This is my own version of the car. This painting will be featured in an ad in American Art Collector Magazine where I am included with a wonderful group called Contemporary Fine Art International. The ad will be available in Oct or Nov. I am excited! Thanks for looking 6x6 oil on hardboard ©2011 Purchase price $200.00 from DailyPaintworks.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Reflections On The Past by Nancy Rhodes Harper

This painting was done en plein air for the Oil Painters of America paint out this past Sunday. Killing 2 birds with one stone the museum grounds where this historic church is located is called Burritt Museum and they are having a Wine tasting fundraiser called Masterpieces and Merlot Friday Sept. 16, 2011 6-8 pm on the grounds of Burritt Museum Huntsville, Al. If you are in the area there is some wonderful wine to be tasted and beautiful paintings to see! Admission is $30.00. 8x10 framed $375.00 call 256 536-2882 if interested in purchasing. ©2011 Thanks so much for looking!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Where Is My Gondola? by Nancy Rhodes Harper

It is not very often you see a gondolier out of his gondola! 6x6 oil on hardboard available at Daily Paint Works $150.00 ©2011 Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Art Marketing Association

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about a fabulous new Art Marketing website. Perhaps you are like me, overwhelmed by all of the information about marketing your art and where to start. At last someone has put it all together in one place, organized for you by some of the best art marketers in the country. I am learning so much. Many tips I knew nothing about. I am on a mission to market myself in the best possible way I can.You will not believe the faculty they have gathered together and the information just keeps coming all of the time. Won't you join me and we can do this together? I am looking at this as a new journey. A journey of opportunity to promote my art, get my name as a painter out there and sell my work. Who doesn't want to do these things? For the first 30 days you can join for free to try it out. If you decide to join, there is a nominal monthly fee or pay for a year all at once. Of course if you feel it is not for you and you don't need the wealth of information Art Marketing Association has to offer you you may cancel at any time! click on this logo and see what it is all about: click me

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Varsity Restaurant by Nancy Rhodes Harper

If you have ever been to Atlanta, I am sure you heard of the famous Varsity Restaurant. The best chili dogs and onion rings yum! This was a very fast study I did. Oil on a 6x6 hardboard. ©2011 $150 on Daily Paintworks! Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Remember Simple? Nancy Rhodes Harper



I belong to a group of women painters (Dixie Girls)who meet a monthly painting challenge with a theme. the theme for August is Remember.  I saw this scene in Historic Leiper's Fork, Tn. I had to paint it. The whole town is a scene to be painted. This is my submission entitled "Remember simple?" painted on 5x5 hardboard in oil ©2011 $100.00 Thanks for looking! 
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Monday, August 15, 2011

The Mermaid by Nancy Rhodes Harper


I remember being infatuated with mermaids when I was a child. We used to pretend to be mermaids at the pool in the summer. I like to think there are beautiful mermaids living happily beneath the ocean. 6x6 oil on hardboard  ©2011  Email me if interested! $150.00

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Dream Of Weenie by Nancy Rhodes Harper


Yes that is the title and the real name of this little hot dog stand in East Nashville, Tn. Too cute to pass up. I wish the sun had been out so I could have included some fabulous light but it was raining. I was surprised at how abstract this looks when I finished. I may try painting a large one but this one is 8x10 oil on canvas board. ©2011 For Sale by me. Send me a message if interested. $325.00 unframed plus S/H. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Painted on Land Trust property in Tn with my Chestnut friends. Beautiful place, but the humidity was grueling and I had to bow out for a nap! 8x10 oil ©2011 Will be for sale at the Blue Moon Event in October in lovely Nashville, Tn. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Halcyon Days At Carnton by Nancy Rhodes Harper

This is a small painting I did for a fundraiser. The Historic Preservation Of The Battle Of Franklin Civil War sites in Franklin, Tn.  I was going for a glaring mid-day sun look. It was one of my favorite pieces  that I submitted. I am happy to announce she has been sold to a lovely lady and will have a loved home.  6x8  oil © 2011 Thanks for looking!   SOLD

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Chop and Stir by Nancy Rhodes Harper

I love to paint chefs and waiters. I like to capture the busy movement of a kitchen or a dining room. This is a painting I just delivered to Rennaisance Art Gallery in Northport, Alabama. I got to see first hand the devastation left by the tornado in Tuscaloosa. It is unbelievable. So much more to do there.  I think my new word is simplify, which pretty much covers everything in my life. My paintings, my possessions, my home, my life in general. It is really hard to do! This painting is 11x14 ©2011 oil framed and waiting for a new home. ContactRenaissance Art Gallery if interested. Thanks for looking! Happy Fourth Of July America!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hot Dog! by Nancy Rhodes Harper

The group show I was in at Anne Irwin Fine Art went very well and now I am back in the studio painting up a storm. I went downtown  on Monday and found this wonderful little hotdog stand. I seem to have a fetish for painting umbrellas! I may enter this one in a local show. We have had nothing but rain since Tuesday so I am itching to get back out to find more subjects to paint!! 12x12 oil ©2011. Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Garson by Nancy Rhodes Harper

Time is flying by and the opening of the show A Tale Of Two cities at Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery is finally here. If you find yourself in Atlanta, Ga. this Friday June 17 at 6:00pm please stop by the gallery at 25 D Bennett St. for an fun evening and say hello. I would love to meet you!! ©2011 18x24 deep gallery wrapped stretched linen. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dappled Light On Broad Street by Nancy Rhodes Harper

Another one of my paintings for the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery Show in Atlanta, Ga. June 17. "A Tale Of Two Cities" The is one comes from Broad Street in Atlanta. Some very unusual store fronts on the buildings here. Hope you enjoy looking! 18x24 oil on deep stretched linen. ©2011.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Umbrella Daze

This is another painting that will be for sale and presented at The Anne Irwin Gallery June 17 show called A Tale Of Two Cities - Paris and Atlanta. I used a palette knife on this piece. I have never used the knife much, to be honest it is one of those things that scares me a little. I had to use it here though because the steps were so overwhelming and I just needed to make an impression of them with the knife. oil 11 x 14 deep gallery wrapped linen. ©2011 Thanks for looking. Call the gallery for further information (404) 352-1855

Monday, May 23, 2011

Brunch On Carroll Street by Nancy Rhodes Harper


"Brunch On Carrol Street" This is a painting of a local, neighborhood cafe in Atlanta's historic Cabbage Town area. It will also be in the Anne Irwin Art Gallery June 17 show in Atlanta, Ga. 16x20 on deep wrapped galley style linen. ©2011. Contact gallery for more information.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two For Deux



This painting is going to be in the June 17 show "A Tale Of Two Cities-Atlanta and Paris" at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, Ga. 18x24 oil on stretched linen deep and gallery wrapped.©2011 If you are interested in purchasing the painting please call the gallery at 404-352-1855. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Orange Bowl by Nancy Rhodes Harper




I have been really busy painting for a show at Anne Irwin Fine Art on June 10 in Atlanta, Ga. It is a themed show entitled A Tale Of Two Cities...Paris and Atlanta. More about that later. This little painting was a quick study done as a still life. I am not a big fan of painting still life's because I am weak in that area but all the reason I need to do it more often. I tried to used bold brushwork and brilliant color to achieve the results I wanted. I love these little Fiesta Ware bowls to paint. Enjoy and thanks for looking. 6x6 $150.00 oil ©2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Everybody Out by Nancy Rhodes Harper


A moment in time where people are unloading out of a jeep on their way to an art gallery. These moments captured on canvas in a painterly approach is what it is all about for me. The movement the figures the setting is always what I focus on when searching for subjects to paint. Enjoy! Thanks so much for looking and for your support. 6x6 oil on linen c2011 $100.00 plus S/H

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Unusual Suspects by Nancy Rhodes Harper


I liked the brush strokes and the neutral palette of this piece. Inspired by an old Library Of Congress photo. I imagined these were gangster types during the 1920's. 8x10 oil on hardboard ©2011 Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Take A Picture! by Nancy Rhodes Harper


This is how I have spent my Saturday night. Don't you ever feel like saying to someone who stares at you, "take a picture, it will last longer"? That is what she reminded me of. Working on those loose strokes. 6x8 oil on linen © 2011 Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Live Event Paintings by Nancy Rhodes Harper


This is a small 8x10 sample I painted from a photo. I am now offering Live Event Paintings or painting from a photo of a live event of your choice. Live events can be any party, wedding or commercial event. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mom and Dad by Nancy Rhodes Harper

While I was at a workshop recently in Florida I spotted these two Volkswagon's together. Being a teen in the 60's of course I was attracted to them. It reminded me of a mother car and a daddy car! LOL I wonder what their off spring would be? This piece is for sale in my Etsy store. Click on the widget link to the right to view in the store. I am just getting started with Etsy so I will keep you informed on this journey. 6x6 oil on gesso board ©2011 Thanks for looking and thanks for your support!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Caterer's by Nancy Rhodes Harper

I was recently in a workshop with Anne Blair Brown at Amelia Island Fl. We were so fortunate to have our lunches catered everyday, first class huh? The painting was of a man and woman setting up our wonderful gumbo on a cold blustery day. 6x6 Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Dude by Nancy Rhodes Harper


This painting has been juried into the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival in Moulton, Alabama April 9-10 2011 The painting will be on display and available for purchase. 12x16 oil ©2011 $600.00 Contact Lawrence County Arts Council 256 905-0700 for more information.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mysterious Car by Nancy Rhodes Harper


This is my submission to Carol Marines Daily Paint Works Challenge. It is just for fun and this was a challenging piece to complete but I really enjoyed it as I seem to steer away from reflections. 8x10 oil on hardboard $320.00 plus S/h. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Trolley Bike by Nancy Rhodes Harper


I snapped a photo of this scene in Charleston, SC while there for Thanksgiving. I thought the bike in front of the trolley speeding by was a great comparison of ways to travel. I have developed an affinity for wanting to paint trolleys for some reason. Of course I was trying to get across the street to the Starbucks you see in the window of the Francis Marion Hotel. 6x6 oil on hardboard. ©2011 Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Turkey Run by Nancy Rhodes Harper


Two people stretching before the annual Turkey Run in Charleston, SC at Thanksgiving.I was in Marion Square Park taking pictures and captured these two stretching. They kind of looked like they were in a football stance to me. When I started painting this piece I was surprised at how difficult it was to execute this pose. I think it worked out well and I like the painting. 6x6 oil on hardboard ©2011 Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Leiper's Crossing by Nancy Rhodes Harper

One of my favorite places to visit is Leiper's Fork, Tn. A small historic town outside of Historic Franklin, Tn. Great Leiper's Creek Art Gallery, Puckett's Grocery where you can get a genuine fried bologna sandwich with mayo on white bread! I love to paint people caught in a single moment in time. Crossing the street, walking away, whatever the scene, people make it for me. 6x6 oil on hardboard ©2011 Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fernando Llama by Nancy Rhodes Harper

After taking the month of December off from my art world, I am back refreshed and ready to go again. This was a cute Llama that I photographed when I visited a local petting zoo recently. I think Llamas have the sweetest faces with cute smiles. I wonder if they really are sweet? 6x6 oil on gesso board ©2011  Thanks so much for looking!