Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Morning at Les Murets, 12 x 12, Sold

Bastille Day festivities were SUCH fun last Thursday evening at Huff Harrington! Despite the British-sounding name, this is an Atlanta gallery with a strong French connection, as one of the owners has properties in France, while the other owner and the staff all are serious francophiles.  They take art lovers on trips to France, and often go on art discovery and buying trips.  (Huff Harrington has a great blog  

So, for the past four years, Bastille Day celebrations have been held each July 14th. This year, the accordion player was circulating, while loads of people were sipping wine and checking out the art!  There were wonderful pieces by French artists, along with French landscapes and inspirations by American artists. I always love being part of that scene, and hope to gather lots of new material during our painting trip to Provence this September.  Can't wait!

Memories of Provence, 12 x 9

Dimanche, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, 16 x 16

Coq et Vin? 16 x 16


  1. Your paintings are perfect for a French-influenced gallery Nancy. Pastel, refined and so sweet.
    Have fun on your trip!

  2. L'isle sur Sorgue est une ville que je connais très bien... où il fait bon de prendre une tasse de thé sur les terrasses au bord de l'eau où les nombreux canards viennent parader...
    Je serai en Provence en septembre... Peut-être pourrions-nous nous rencontrer?...
    Gros bisous et merci pour cette très jolie publication.

  3. Just love everything you posted! I have never been to France but really get a feel for some of the atmosphere there in your paintings!

  4. Nancy beautiful works of art....I love the Morning at Les Murets, I think it is the pop of yellow and the setting of course!

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  5. Nancy- What fun and wish I could have been at the celebration at HH! These paintings are so beautiful with gorgeous colors and brushwork. Love the color harmony in them all and the softness about them. They make me want to go to Provence with you- and surely I will get to one day soon!

  6. Gorgeous work Nancy. Can I ask a question? I noticed you sketch first with charcoal, does some of that charcoal show through on the finished painting? Do you add more charcoal later in the process? Thanks so much

  7. Barbara .. sometimes the charcoal does show through, though I use a lot of paint, so it doesn't happen often. I like that from time to time and add a line here or are very observant : )