Frozen River

Nina is honored to be a part of the Warren-Newport Public Library District’s upcoming “Toasting & Touring” event highlighting the library’s sponsored spaces and new artwork.  She will be on hand for a private reception with donors and trustees, followed by a public  meet and greet from 1:00 - 3:00pm on Sunday; October 6.  The library acquired two of Nina’s paintings:  “Frozen River” (50” X 72”) and “That Day” (40” X 60”) for the newly designed space.  The two large-scale landscape paintings are now on permanent display in the adult Fiction and Reference room.


Nina’s Work Chosen for Cook County Law Library re-Dedication


On September 26th, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chief Judge Timothy Evans, and the Cook County Law Library will rededicate the Law Library to another 50 years of service.

Following the re-dedication ceremony, in collaboration with the Illinois Artisans Program, Illinois State Museum, the Law Library will also be unveiling a new art display in the Law Library. Featured Artisans: Lisa Goesling, Tina Leto, Didier Nolet, Mary Jo O’Gara and Nina Weiss

The 6 month exhibition will remain on display through March 9th, 2014. The public can view the exhibition Monday-Friday 8:30am-9pm in the Cook County Law Library, Daley Center Floor 29. All visitors to the Daley Center are required to go through security on the first floor.


Nina Weiss Part of National Parks On-Line Gallery Launch

An on-line gallery for the National Parks Artists in Residency Programs has been launched!

Please visit the website and the gallery  “Signature of Place” to see Nina’s plein-air painting  “Little Moose Island II” from her three-week Residency at Acadia National Park in Maine. 

Nina Weiss | Little Moose Island II | Oil on canvas | 36" x 48" 


Colored Pencils- Time To Take Them Seriously

Head over to Cheap Joe's The Sketchbook for an article about using colored pencils featuring Nina and Prismacolor colored pencils. 


Seriously? Colored pencils?

I remember in grade school, one of my favorite things to draw with was colored pencils.  I would spend hours and hours creating with the ones that came in the small box ,only had about 6 colors, and came from the local 5 and Dime. I would wear down the tip in no time and sharpen them over and over until there was hardly anything left to hold on to. But it was so much fun and I just loved that I could take them anywhere. They were really one of my favorite things. Continued.

A New Direction

Painter Deb Anderson describes how a landscape painting workshop sent her in a new and challenging direction.

The landscape painting workshop with Nina Weiss was so good. It was a change of direction for me, a challenge – very informative. After Nina explained her approach to composition and color we headed right out to sketch on the grounds of the Evanston Art Center. The Lake Michigan beach was just steps away... but the trees offered more interesting shapes. After I wiped my first start, Nina suggested using a red ground, to give later color layers something to react to. I drew out basic shapes with ultramarine blue. Then I started an underpainting focused on color temperature and atmospheric perspective – thin washes of warm, pure color in the foreground, with cooler colors receding into the distance. Once this underpainting was complete, we started pushing shadows and lights, and finding edges. And then my time was up. See more of Nina’s beautiful work here and here.