Small Oil Paintings of Daily Life Created by Nancy Merkle;
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Friday, November 8, 2013
A friend of mine gave me an African Violet that he grew from a leaf. He said the plant from which he took the leaf had been around for years. The plant was healthy and happy, so I was inspired to paint. This is a bird's eye view of one of several African Violets that I now own. The original painting was created on an 8x10 inch gallery canvas with oil paints. I began with a red under painting and added layers of color to develop the image. Reproduction prints are available for sale at my website, and when the paint dries on this I will probably sell it in my Etsy Shop with some of my other still life paintings.
I am an artist living in Washington State. My artistic life began at a
very young age when I was introduced to oil painting in elementary
school. Throughout my life I have explored various other media and still work with oils, acrylics, mixed media, and digital tools. I explore a variety of subjects from traditional still life, landscape, and wildlife to
I've been selling my work online since 2006 and am pleased that it is in collections around the world. I sell originals and fine art reproductions. Please visit one of my links to learn more about my work: