Painting by the Pond 2017

Painting by the Pond  2017

Painting by the Pond is one of my favorite weeks of the summer. It’s when I share my backyard gardens and beloved koi pond with creative, talented, energetic, and warm individuals. Each participant comes a few hours a day  to paint, draw, and this year, make prints with my table top press. “A most delightful […]

What the Muck?!

What the Muck?!

Muck and lots of it. That’s what we found when we drained our backyard koi pond for some spring cleaning. We also found a family of ducks, a cat, and a turtle (ornamental of course), that have taken a dive over the years. The fish hung out in large tubs for most of the day, […]

Looking Back Ahead

Looking Back Ahead

New Year. Now what? Do you make resolutions? intentions? take it day by day? Here’s one way to approach the New Year. Recently I listened to a TED talk by Laura Vanderkam: How to Gain Control of Your Free Time . Here’s the take away, two things. 1. Prioritize. Busy, happy successful people make time for what they want […]

Great Week of Painting Wrapped Up

Great Week of Painting Wrapped Up

What a great week of Painting by the Pond 2016! If you’ve ever taken- or taught an art workshop before you know that you come away renewed and inspired by the others in the group, whether you are an experienced painter or it is your first time working with a new medium. As the instructor, I […]

Painting by the Pond 2016

Painting by the Pond 2016

Day #3 of Painting by the Pond 2016. This week long summer workshop, now in its 3rd year has our largest group to date with returning painters who have worked with me before, as well as new people with varying levels of experience in front of an easel. I enjoy working with such a range of styles and experience. My […]

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Writer, artist and student, Ivana Gatica is guest blogger this week. In David Hockney: A Bigger Picture a film by Bruno Wollheim, Hockney returns to paint his native Yorkshire. At the onset of the film we see Hockney driving the English countryside as he reflects that “I always felt that I was a person of privilege, […]

Working with an art intern- getting it done and having a good time doing it

Working with an art intern- getting it done and having a good time doing it

Working the past two weeks with intern Ivana Gatica has been a great experience- for both of us. We accomplished a lot together and had a great time in the studio, by the pond, in front of the computer or out and about at art and teaching venues. This included creating a sample headpiece/mask for DIAE (Delaware Arts in […]

Painting by the Pond Summer Workshop with Nanci Hersh

Come paint with me. I love my pond- it is where I oftenmeditate, practice yoga, chill and of course it is theheart behind my Koi Pond Series.I want to share its vibrant beauty, peacefulness and inspiration with you. I am offering a weeklong summer workshop- Painting by the Pond at my home and studio in beautiful Landenberg, PA, […]