Over the Hump at the Pond

Over the Hump at the Pond

Today was Day 3 of Painting by the Pond. It was a picture perfect morning- the sun came out after some crazy storms last night, the humidity dropped (thankfully) and everyone is thrilled with the progress they are seeing in their work.  You can see why I love this place and I am so happy to […]

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, […]

Slice of Life- La Dolce Vita

Still unpacking – laundry, postcards, gifts, and memories. Scott and I returned this week from 8 beautiful days and nights in Italy. Picture perfect weather, art inspiration- and overwhelm, food, wine and history. It’s all there.  We hit many of the hot spots- The Vatican, Colosseum, Pantheon in Rome, the Uffizi, Palazza Vecchio, and more […]

Coincidence?

Coincidence?

or Divine intervention?

Take it Up a Notch

Take it Up a Notch

There’s perseverance and then, there’s perseverity. Think high octane. Nate IS perseverity.photo by Bob Lefton Talking with a friend recently about life’s challenges and what is needed to get through it all. Go through that mucky, dark place come out shining. After 2011, a challenging year to say the least. I received a second breast […]

Top 10 in Kennett Square, PA

Top 10 in Kennett Square, PA

It’s fun to be a tourist whether you are venturing to a new destination or revisiting your home town. The upcoming exhibition of my Koi Pond Series at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square, PA, from May 1- June 3, 2014 is a great opportunity to share with you new work, as well as my adopted home town.  Top 10 […]

Sounds of Spring with an Invitation

April. Doesn’t that have a lovely sound to it?  Conjures up images of daffodils and other signs of new life. Signs of Life IIencaustic on birch14″ x 14″©2014NanciHersh Speaking of sounds and new life one sure sign of spring here is the high pitched other wordly mating sounds of the frogs in our pond. The […]

What Makes a Great Workshop?

What Makes a Great Workshop?

The opportunity to teach or to take a workshop can be an integral part of your practice as an artist. Each role is a way to strengthen, develop or gain new skills, network, and meet interesting people. So what makes a great workshop?  Participants at my Encaustic Workshop at DCAD It comes down to the experience and, the […]

A Passion for Wax

A Passion for Wax

There is something so yummy – so luminous, so… seductive about encaustic, the medium of pigmented wax. And relatively simple, as Joanne Mattera writes in her comprehensive guide The Art of Encaustic Painting– “The basic formula for encaustic can be summed up in six words: melt wax, add pigment, paint, fuse.”  Aquaescapeencaustic, oil, collage on panel12″ […]

Roots & Wings

Roots & Wings

This past Saturday, March 22, 2014 my elementary school suffered a 4 alarm fire in the central Jersey community I grew up in. The day after the fire, James Monroe Elementary Schoolphoto by Caryl Felicetta I haven’t been back to the old neighborhood in years, but the news of this blaze set social media on […]