| 26 May, 2017 09:14
| 10 May, 2017 11:10
So nice to see a portion of my painting "Blossoms & Butterflies" used to brighten the cover of the local Anton Papers Springtime supplement! Always a joy for me to paint butterflies and flowers: they bring a breath of fresh air and color after the winter doldrums.
| 12 April, 2017 12:13
I will be doing an orchid painting demo on Sunday June 4th at the Long Island Orchid Society Orchid Festival 2017 at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Festival runs June 2--4th featuring orchid vendors from around the world, orchid displays and an art show. I'll be painting from 10am to 2pm so stop by anytime and there will be a free raffle of the painting to follow. For more information please visit www.longislandorchidsociety.org
| 21 January, 2017 17:23
Watercolor by Nancy Wernersbach©2016, 16" x 20"
A portrait of a beloved home can make a special gift that has meaning for many years to come. I was pleased to do this painting for my cousin--it was a surprise Christmas gift which made it all the more enjoyable. Her husband sent me photos and even paint swatches as the color in the emailed photo came out more blue than the actual paint color of the house. Why not just take a photo and frame it? Well a painting goes way beyond the limits of a photograph which is a record of what is actually there at the time. The photo was early spring without any flowers or much foliage; also unwanted nearby houses crowded in and the sky was gray. For the painting I took liberties with the flower plantings and foliage to give the scene a burst of color and life. Of course it had to be a sunny day with a blue sky and some clouds--all things are possible in a painting while still staying true to the original look of the house and landscaping.
Next time you are stuck for a special gift think of a house portrait for a friend or family member!
| 05 September, 2016 10:10
"Orient Point Summer", Watercolor, 8" x 10" Nancy Wernersbach©2016
Now on exhibit and for sale at the Cold Spring Harbor Library are my paintings of the many beautiful locations on my home of Long Island, NY. Though it may seem like this area so close to NYC is nothing but endless traffic and shopping malls you have only to take one step off the beaten track to find beautiful preserved mansions and their gardens, vast state parks with majestic trees, and of course the beaches! The East End, home to the Hamptons and North Fork wineries, is a whole different world of charming small towns and a slower pace of life.
Come and enjoy some of these places through my paintings! All are invited to the Reception on Sat., Sept. 10th from 2 to 4pm. The show is on exhibit through Oct. 30th. Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd. (25A), Cold Spring Harbor, 11724.
Heading north on 25A towards the village of Cold Spring Harbor you will see the Harbor Mist Restaurant on your right. Next is a white sign for the Library. Turn right and follow driveway up to the Library. My exhibit in on the lower level.
| 29 August, 2016 11:24
Glad to have my painting "Beach Cottage Summer" ( a cropped portion of it actually) chosen for the special "Summertime" issue for the Anton Papers (village newspapers across Nassau County, Long Island). The full size image is one of my illustrations available as a jigsaw puzzle from SunsOut. It expresses the best of summer here on Long Island, New York--there really is no need to go on vacation here in the summer: we have the best beaches, scenie villages on the East End and Hamptons, wineries and plenty of shopping! Thanks to Alex Nunez of the Anton Press who saw my work at a show with the Westbury Arts Council and asked to see my artwork. The image is also available as fine art prints--please contact me for pricing and sizes.
| 12 March, 2016 11:16
Snow Shadows, Planting Fields Arboretum, Watercolor, 14" x 20", Nancy Wernersbach ©2016
I was very pleased to receive an Award of Excellence for this painting from judge and artist Robert Carter at the Art League of Nassau County Spring Membership Exhibition on through April 21st at the Locust Valley Library, Locust Valley NY. Art league membership is a wonderful way to make new friends with your passion for the arts and to exhibit your work. To me paintings are to be shared with the world and they do no good sitting in a closet at home! For more information about the ALNC, please see the League's website: www.artleagueofnc.org.
| 14 January, 2016 12:22
"Kodi", Watercolor, 10" x 8" "Freddy", Watercolor, 10" x 8"
Pet portraits make great gifts and are fun to paint. Good reference photos are a must! The eyes are everything and you need to pay attention to the little differences in fur and coat color pattern and expression that give each beloved pet their own personality.
| 14 January, 2016 12:11
"Roslyn Village, 1959" Watercolor, 22" x 28" ©2015 "St. Mary's Church, Roslyn", Watercolor, 24" x 18"©2015
Commisions can be challenging and wonderful adventures in painting. My client asked me to paint the iconic clock tower and movie theatre of the picturesque village of Roslyn here on Long Island, NY. But here's the tricky part (as if all the architecture was not challenging enough!) I had to add in his parents' car and the movie they saw when they met "Some Like it Hot" to the movie theatre marquee. Fortunately he had photos of the car which helped. And thankfully when I went to take pictures it was a beautiful fall afternoon with great shadows, light and color in the foliage. It makes painting so much easier when you have the right reference material. It was a success and hopefully will be a cherished part of my client's home for many years to come.
Best wishes and happy painting!
| 12 July, 2015 17:32
The Art League of Nassau County "Paint Out" at Old Westbury Gardens: Paintings from the June "Paint Out" Event are on display near the gift shop in the Mansion for the month of July. It is one of the most beautiful places on Long Island and worth a visit. The painting above is on display now and a portion of the sales benefits the gardens. This is "Sunny Afternoon, Old Westbury Gardens", oil, 11" x 14" and was inspired by the "Italian Walled Garden" on the grounds.
71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, NY, www.oldwestburygardens.org, www.artleagueofnc.org
Hope you can stop by!
| 09 May, 2015 14:12
"Beauty in Bloom, Cattleya Orchid", 16" x20", Oil, Nancy Wernersbach©
I'll be doing an orchid painting demo at the Long Island Orchid Society 3rd Annual Orchid Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. The Festival runs from Friday to Sunday, May 29th--31st, 9am to 5pm each day. The demo will be on Sunday afternoon and there will be a free raffle, so come on down and take a chance you could win one of my paintings!
The Orchid Festival features vendors from around the country and even South American selling amazing orchids--not the stuff you see in Home Depot! The LIOS also has beautiful orchid displays and lectures to help you successfully grow your new orchid. This year we will also have an Art Show featuring paintings and photography of Orchids, Flowers and Gardens.
For more information visit: www.longislandorchidsociety.org
| 09 May, 2015 14:09
"Blossoms & Butterflies", watercolor, 16" x 20", Nancy Wernersbach©
I have 4 floral watercolors for show and sale at Campari Ristorante as part of the May Flowers 2015 Exhibit. Reception: Sat., May 16th from 8--11pm. 225 Main St., Ste. A, Northport, NY 11768.
I am in great company with other talented artists works on display!
| 09 May, 2015 14:00
"Storm Waves, Jones Beach", Oil,
24" x 36", Nancy Wernersbach©
I am honored to have 2 paintings accepted into the National Art League 85th Annual Juried Open Exhibition, May 4--30, 2015. Reception: May 17th from 2 to 4pm. All are welcome! National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston, NY 11363. www.nationalartleague.org
| 09 March, 2015 11:05
My demo for the Independent Art Society is tonight--meeting starts at 7pm with the demo to follow (recycling watercolor with collage--new uses for old paintings!)
at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview,NY 11803.(less than a mile east of 135 Seaford-Oyster Bay Exp.) The meeting room is downstairs. All are welcome! This will be the one of the choices for the raffle--you could win "Sand & Sea", 10" x 8", Nancy Wernersbach ©2015
| 20 November, 2014 14:26
I will have 3 paintings in the Trapani Art & Frame Affordable Art Show. Reception Sat., Dec. 6th. (more info to follow) 447 Plandome Rd., Manhasset, NY 11030. 516-365-6014 www.trapanifineart.com. The paintings will be 3 8" x 10" scenes of Old Westbury Gardens and Planting Fields Arboretum. Above is "Winter Walk, Planting Fields", oil on canvas board ©2011.
Just in time for the holidays Trapani Art & Frame is creating The Affordable Art Show of Manhasset. The concept is simple, a local art gallery where you can find hundreds of original paintings, prints, and photographs, by local artists, ranging in price from $100 to $800. with most works priced under $500.
We are also getting into the holiday spirit by donating a portion of the proceeds to ArtWorks The Naomi Cohain Foundation, a wonderful charity that provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts. Please go on their website to learn more about this wonderful organization: http://www.artworksfoundation.org/
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Calendar Of Posts
- Orchid Painting Demo June 4th at Long Island Orchid Festival, Planting Fields Arboretum
- Anton Papers Spring Issue features My "Blossoms & Butterflies"
- Painting Demo at Long Island Orchid Society Orchid Festival 2017
- House portraits make a great gift!
- Long Island: Beautiful Places and Quiet Spaces at Cold Spring Harbor Library
- Article and Cover of Summertime Anton Publications special issue!
- Art League of Nassau County Spring 2016 Membership Exhibition
- Pet Portraits
- New Commissioned Paintings
- Art League of Nassau County "Paint Out" at Old Westbury Gardens"