Nancy’s Painting Blog

How to Apply Gold Leaf for Oil & Acrylic Painters

I thought my Youtube video How to Apply Gold Leaf covered it all. Remember that expression “everything but the kitchen sink”? Well that definitely applies to my video, which gives all the tips and tricks for creating a gold leaf surface to paint on. The video explores how to prepare the leafed surface for overpainting with … Continue reading How to Apply Gold Leaf for Oil & Acrylic Painters

Special Award Winner Donna Gillispie

Artist: Donna Gillispie, Lake View No. 1, 4′ x 12′, mixed media and wood panels Photo Credit: Linda Edge-Dunlap I was recently given the honorable task to present an award to an artist included in the online exhibition HerStory 2017 Art Exhibition, curated by Renee Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International. The show is intended to promote outstanding women artists, and runs from … Continue reading Special Award Winner Donna Gillispie

Conversations with Artists

Hear inspiring conversations with artists on Art Fusion Radio, a new live radio program from Santa Fe on KVSF 101.5 FM. The program features interviews of Santa Fe artists and musicians, hosted by Ron Whitmore, co-owner of Santa Fe’s Artisan Art Supply. Here is NancyReyner’s interview, broadcast December 2016, with musicians Cynthia Becker and Don Curry. … Continue reading Conversations with Artists

How to Paint Large from Small Scale Models

Here’s one of my favorite painting techniques I call the String-Grid Method. Starting with a small to-scale model, you can enlarge it to a bigger size easily, gridding with string. This technique is from my book Create Perfect Paintings. First let’s explore why and when you might want to use this technique. We are unique … Continue reading How to Paint Large from Small Scale Models

Painting Secrets to Create Your Masterpiece

What rivets a crowd to a masterpiece? Art that breaks the rules, shows a fresh perspective and speaks from your heart. Learn electrifying skills, rarely taught in art schools to fuel creative thinking and achieve your masterworks with Nancy Reyner’s newest book Create Perfect Paintings. Go even further and take Nancy’s online Painting Excellence Class!  Take … Continue reading Painting Secrets to Create Your Masterpiece

How to Paint Waves & Clouds with Acrylic

My head is always in the clouds – literally! Elevation here in Santa Fe is 7200 feet. The vast skies and ever changing cloud formations inspire many of my paintings. Here are three favorite techniques to get cloud effects using acrylic paint. Ocean waves are created the same way with some variations. These techniques will also work … Continue reading How to Paint Waves & Clouds with Acrylic