Nancy Keyser

The Miller Barn

pastel
16″ x 20″

One Fat Hen

pastel
8″ x 10″

Rappahannock Harvest

pastel
8″ x 10″

Spring Clean Up

watercolor
16″ x 20″

Trap Boat

watercolor
28″ x 22″

Waiting

watercolor
16″ x 20″

Old Man and the Sea

watercolor
22″ x 28″

Mountain Stream

watercolor
22″ x 28″

The Narrows, Eastern Shore

watercolor
28″ x 22″

Still Standing, Hoopers Island

watercolor
28″ x 22″

Jim Bill’s Farm

watercolor
28″ x 22″

The Fisherman

watercolor and Pastel
28″ x 22″

I’ve recently become inspired by a visit to Hoopers’ Island which is near the  Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The island is sinking into the Chesapeake and consists of beautiful marshland and a few abandoned houses. I usually sketch the scene on location, take a photo, and proceed to do a value study in pencil.  I actually paint the scene in my studio using watercolor or pastel, sometimes combining the two. The rural countryside in Rappahannock County is a continuing inspiration to me.

Nancy Keyser participated in the June Virtual Art Exhibitions. Click here to watch the recording of the live Meet-the-Artist event.