Tuesday, April 26, 2016


I am starting to sell paintings on various websites.  Here is a promo from Ugallery an Amazon affiliate.  When I attached this picture to the site I didn't realize it included the martini as it shows up very small when you choose it from your files.  I guess it is ok to be seen drinking a martini.  I am after all not always painting. See what you think.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Yesterday was such a beautiful day I finally got outside and began weeding and planting.  While I was scooting along in my weeding chair/cart I noticed a small frog moving along with me.  He or she accompanied me all along the row.  Maybe I was stirring up some tasty worms or bugs, I don't know, but it was a pleasure to have his or her company.
Later in the day I walked to the post office through Merion park where spring is in full swing.  The new Redbuds are blooming as a greeting at the entrance.

As I was walking along the path by the creek I heard what sounded a lot like the mating call of an American Toad, the very creature I had earlier spent time with.

 What do you think is this a toad call and response?

Monday, April 18, 2016


I have been saving this wall hanging for a while because I really love it, but since I will soon be moving I am offering it for sale on eBay.  It is made of thin strips of unfinished satin, silk and cotton, woven together.  The loose threads further knit the colors together.  It is a fragile but lovely piece.  I will try to get a better picture of it on this sunny day.
Here is the eBay link

Joanna's Garden

Joanna's Garden
Nancy Herman
20" x 20"
oil on stretched canvas

Here is another painting I have been saving that has to go.  It was done several years ago in the beautiful gardens of Joanna Reed, who until a year before she died at 85 could be found working in her garden at almost any time of the day. She gardened for more than 60 years at Longview Farm, creating what many considered a living work of art.

  bid on eBay

postcards from Brooklyn

Since I have two children with families living in Brooklyn I often am inspired by the shapes and colors I find there to paint.  As a result I have just published another book in what seems to be developing into a series of Postcard books.  This one has lots of images and musings from Brooklyn and has just hit the news stands.  It is available from Amazon for only $15.00.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Song #15 Weeping Cherry at Dusk

The weeping Cherry I planted in memory of my mother, as it usually blooms on April 15th, her birthday, looks like it may be in its last year.  It is a grafted tree and the graft is oozing a lot and there do not seem to be any leaves forming after the blooms.  It bloomed quite a bit early this year so it will be the first year it has not bloomed on her birthday.  These are all bad signs.  I have painted it repeatedly and rarely gotten it just right.  Here is one more stab at it with a cheery song to lift the sad story.  It is very dark so if you want to see it best view it large by clicking on the button in the far right corner of the screen.

Here is a photo of  the tree at dusk.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Nancy Herman
8" x 10"
gicee print
(signed limited edition print on archival paper with archival ink)

In my ongoing attempt to bring art into the world at reasonable prices I offer this
print.  I created it with the software Procreate.  It has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks and it always makes me smile.  Here is the video of me "painting" it in case you forget.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Chanticleer Aloes

Nancy Herman
20" x 20"
oil on canvas

Today's painting was done in Plein Air at the beautiful gardens of Chanticleer in Wayne.  I have been saving it for a while but along with some of my other favorites it has to go to make room for new life.

Here is a link ( I hope) to the eBay auction.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Song #14 - Gridlock

Hi I am busy with spring cleaning but had to take time out to try another song.  Here it is Song #14, GRIDLOCK.