Tag Archives: Nanci Erskine

Studio Tour 2018 – Wall of Smalls and Everything’s on Paper

Come visit me during the tour at STUDIO #37 – it’s FREE Saturday and Sunday  Sept.  29th  10-5. &  Sept. 30 12-5 For a  map and more information Here’s where you can find my studio Everybody out of the drawers!  Featuring 30 … Continue reading

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the studio tour approaches- better get those elves busy!

Special events volunteer job finished – check! Finished helping a former student with her 5th grade art students’ “trash animals”- check! Garden pretty much planted – check! Studio intern on board – check! Now, on to getting paintings finished, framed, … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick… Am I easily distracted or do I just have lots of good ideas simultaneously?

I’ve been working in my home studio for about 2 years now- and enjoy several things about it. •No rent. •More space. •Obviously closer to home-  I can go work anytime- for hours or 15 critical minutes. •I can do … Continue reading

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A View inside my Studio

It’s a Saturday, when we were expecting six inches of snow to be on the ground, but no such luck. While I’m ruminating on deeper subjects to write about here, I thought I’d give a glimpse into what’s on the … Continue reading

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help wanted….?

I’m not normally one to ask for help…part of the lineage of work-ethic Protestantism, no doubt. I’m not normally prone to getting other people to do things for me like mowing the lawn, helping me get places, cleaning the house, … Continue reading

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another new thing I’m learning…

My last studio newsletter was a number of months ago- and I like to put out a couple a year. Because my list is nearing 200, and I’d rather not deal with composing in a Word document- which makes the … Continue reading

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isn’t that my drawing on the floor?

well, parts of it.  As you can see, I love to erase. Actually, I think of it more as drawing with a skinny stick of rubber.  I just bought a new little gizmo that holds these round white erasers in … Continue reading

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Putting it on paper

in the last few weeks, I’ve found my way back to drawing and am playing with various ideas about tangled-ness.   Grasses. Vines.  Sometimes it moves more toward the more complex and sometimes less is more.  But only if the “less” … Continue reading

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look ma, no fumes!

all these years, I had assumed that painting with oils and paint thinner in the basement was a recipe for stinking up the rest of the house… but come to find out- not so! At least if I keep the … Continue reading

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another new one

Forgot to include this one is the last painting update. I have always given great thought to color I use, as a defining element in each painting. But interestingly, my palette seems to be evolving into a more limited one- … Continue reading

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