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.

Side by side, Delona (here is her hand, her palette and her lovely watercolor), Joan (top) and Bobbi share some tips, feedback, suggestions and, shade under a tent.

“Thank you Nanci for sharing your insights and your studio. I feel inspired there in that beautiful spot, and with your critical eye, come up with some of my favorite paintings. I enjoyed the week so much even though it was so hot. Such fun to paint with everyone and to share in the support and comments.” Joan Supplee (top) sharing the tent and some shade with fellow painters, Bobbi Levitt and Delona Seserman (her piece and palette seen here)

Megan and Kyra took the long view of the pond.

Megan and Kyra took the long view of the pond.

Painting by the Pond 2017- Kyra

Kyra, back for her second year Painting by the Pond is putting the finishing strokes on her lovely oil painting.

Painting by the Pond 2017- Deena

I’m so happy I attended Nanci’s Painting by the Pond 2017! The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed; and, we listened to soothing music while we painted by her beautiful pond. Nanci is a very talented and skilled artist. She’s, also, an excellent teacher. She’s very helpful and can not only answer technical questions, but she easily helped me spot areas in my painting that needed attention and explained (or demonstrated if I wished) how to improve it. She helped me vary my brush strokes and has a keen eye for color. It was great painting with Nanci and the other talented artists. I’ve learned there is always a special comradery {camaraderie} between artists. They’re always ready to share their knowledge and help each other improve. What a great…and too quick…week! Thank you, Nanci. ” Deena Elborn-Hazel

Joan Supplee is an accomplished oil painter and completed this gem for her second painting of the week.

Joan Supplee is an accomplished oil painter and completed this gem for her second painting of the week.

Painting by the Pond 2017

Linda Patton working magic with her pastels

Laurel Rederfer was an enthusiastic printmaker along with Delona and Kay who were totally hooked on the process!

Laurel Redefer was an enthusiastic printmaker along with Delona and Kay who were totally hooked on the process!

Painting by the Pond 2017, a day of monotypes

A montage of monotypes: Top: 2 prints by Kay Schorah, Bottom left: Laurel’s koi plate, Bottom right: Delona’s working on her plates.

“A most delightful cure for the summer doldrums is Nanci Hersh’s painting by the pond workshop.  Set in the lovely rolling hills of Landenberg, Nanci opens her home to fellow artists and students to paint, print or draw as the mood strikes them.  The week seems to fly by when working on your project(s) of choice.  Nanci is a most generous host and a patient guide to those of us on the art journey.  The pace is relaxed, the company convivial and the critiques fair and supportive.  A couple of faithful doggies completes the picture!  Everyone seems to learn a little something new about their process including when to let go of preconceived expectations and just “go with the flow”.  Thanks to Nanci for such an enjoyable and instructive experience.”

Laurel Redefer

Thank you all! I, too, am always grateful to the camaraderie and the lovely comments- always learn something new from the participants, coming away from the week recharged and inspired.

 

2 Comments

  1. Cathy Bennett
    August 25, 2017

    Nanci, Looks like great fun! Wish I was there to join in with you all.

    XOX,
    Cathy

    Reply
    • Nanci Hersh
      August 25, 2017

      Maybe next year Cathy… on your way to one of your adventures. Love hearing about your travels. Thank you for my festive birthday card! Good luck with all your shows.x

      Reply

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