Thursday, November 29, 2012

He's The One by Nancy Rhodes Harper

"He's The One" 18x18 oil Black Floater Frame ©2012.

I don't know where the time has gone but I have been so busy. I have started painting larger and as you probably know it is much more time consuming than a 6x6 inch daily painting. I haven't even had time to do my studies. I cannot complain because many great opportunities have come my way this past year and I am looking forward to 2013. I am concentrating on  painting my ladies as I call them and really enjoying my self because they give me so much joy to paint. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate and are able to be with loved ones in the comfort of a warm home. Let's remember those who are not so fortunate during these times. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Conversation by Nancy Rhodes Harper

"The Conversation" 24 x 24 Oil © will soon be on it's way to The Atelier Gallery In Charleston, South Carolina. I am honored to now be represented by The Atelier Gallery, look for my paintings there after Sept 1st. I have been really busy. In April I attended a two week workshop with artist Milt Kobayashi at the Scottsdale Artists School in Scottsdale, Az. It has been a dream of mine to study with Milt and I plan on going back in 2013. Finally I have found my joy in painting figures my way, a little quirky and whimsical and always to tell a story. I also went to Jacksonville, Fl in April for the Women Painters Of The Southeast annual show, where I was also honored with a signature membership. Fabulous women painters from the southeastern United States came together to showcase their work and support one another. I also participated in the first Driggs Idaho Plein Air festival where I spent 10 days painting and enjoying the scenery and weather with friends and other painters from the area. If interested in this painting please contact The Atelier Gallery for purchase information.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunflowers At The Lake by Nancy Rhodes Harper

 I have been painting more still life's lately. This past weekend I was invited to paint with my dear friend Sherrie Russ Levine at her lake house with some other gal pal painters.  The weather was wonderful, just like spring. Our friend Sara Beth Fair is a genius at setting up still life's we were so excited to paint this one. 9x12 oil on linen ©2012 Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lazy Susan by Nancy Rhodes Harper

A little glarey on the photo  because of the wet paint but she is finished. 9x16 oil on linen. This one is headed to the gallery soon. ©2012 Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Redhead At The Window by Nancy Rhodes Harper

Hello everyone, I can't believe I haven't posted since Dec.! I have been painting like a madwoman everyday and painting large which is something new for me.  This piece is wet and still on my easel with a lot of touch ups needed. I love to take photos of a painting before it is finished, it helps me see what I need to work on. I think this is the year of large figurative and portraiture for me. Looking forward to a couple of figurative workshops coming up.I have a huge 30 x 40 painting I am also working on.It is so freeing to paint large. I have also been accepted into the Women Painters Of The South (WPSE) juried show at the Corse Gallery and Atelier in Jacksonville, Fl. The show opens April 28th. I am so honored and excited to be a part of it. Barbara Flowers will be the judge! Thanks for looking!  I think I improved it a bit.