First Sprout

8.00"W x 10.00"H x 0.8"D

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Preview photo on 2012 05 19 at 12.54

Nanci Erskine


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: nanci erskine, small oil painting, brown, green, amaryllis, gardening, leaves, bulbs

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2008

Ready to Hang

During the winter, I would have amaryllis bulbs growing in the studio.
This is one of two small paintings I made while the bulbs were just starting to sprout their leaves. (they Do make a nice pair!) The greens stand out against the brown, grey/brown background, and the thread of red seemed like a nice accent to place in the space.

Nanci has lived in California, Oregon, Maine, Iowa, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, finally settling in Colorado. Most of those moves were for grad school or teaching jobs, and each place left an imprint of its own particular visual qualities. She taught all levels of painting and drawing at University of Iowa, Morehead State, the College of William and Mary and Colorado State University. She has been awarded two Colorado state arts council fellowships, numerous merit awards and exhibited work nationally for over 25 years. She earned a BFA at University of Oregon, and an MFA at University of Iowa. See more info at erskinestudio.com

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