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.

Painting by the Pond 2016, artists at work on a beautiful summer day

Painting by the Pond 2016, artists at work on a beautiful summer day

I enjoy working with such a range of styles and experience. My goal is to help each person develop the skills that they do have, learn to truly look at the changing pond life and interpret it in their own way, as they also learn and are encouraged and inspired by each other.

Two different paintings from a similar perspective.

Two different paintings from a similar perspective. Laurel Redefer’s in foreground, Joan Supllee’s in the back.

I love sharing my beautiful backyard and beloved pond life and make sure that there are lots of tunes on the outdoor speakers, cold drinks, snacks and plenty of sunscreen!

Megan and Caroline at work.

Megan and Caroline at work. New work. New friends.

Joan Supllee's beautful pond side Plein Air

Joan Supplee’s beautful pond side Plein Air

A focused Kyra at the easel

A focused Kyra at the easel

It’s exciting to see the work develop day to day.

work from Painting by the Pond with Nanci Hersh 2016

Side by side Bobbi Levitt’s ptg. on left, Kyra Struzik on right. Bobbi’s been painting for years, this is Kyra’s first oil painting!

Each session ends with a group discussion. The day’s work are arranged around my studio on easels and table tops for a good look, suggestions and lots of enthusiastic support.

 

 

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