Author: Ntang

Down The Rabbit Hole – Mixed Media

Down The Rabbit Hole – A Mixed Media Painting

This is one of my most recent paintings that is mixed media and acrylic. It’s 12 x 12 on wood panel and ready to hang.  Priced reasonably at $300.

Many layers are built up, using various techniques, including collage, tissue, paper, oil, pastel, pencil, and others. This painting will fit in along with any decor.

Down the Rabbit Hole. a mixed media and an acrylic painting.
Down the rabbit hole, a mixed media and acrylic painting

New Abstract Work

My New Abstract Work

This year I’ve been trying my hand at some new abstract work. Here are all of my new abstract works. While my painting has had abstract elements since always… I’ve rarely  painted, purely abstract works. I’m really enjoying doing so at this time, And plan to pursue abstract  painting for a while period.

This one is called “accidental bridge”. I forget the size, but I’ll put it in later. It’s quite large. I think it’s 30 inches high. I use the combination of modeling compound, acrylic, paint, as well as inks and collage. There’s a layer of tinfoil on top of the canvas that has an interesting texture that I kind of like.

This one is quite large, 40“ x 30“. I call it unknown origin which seems kind of mysterious and I like it. This is also acrylic with acrylic, inks and other Mark materials. As well as collage,

The title of this one is “untitled”, it’s a small 12 x 12 on Birch board panel.

This one is called “fishing a teacup”. It is acrylic, Mark making material. I can’t remember if I used collage but I don’t think so. I believe this one is 24 x 24. Quite abstract.

These are my new abstract works for 2023. I’m fairly happy with them and making  progress in my quest to create abstract paintings. Hope you like them. Oh

Another Fork In The Road

I have loved the last 10 years being an artist in co-ops. The time I’ve spent with other talented people working on the same goal has been enjoyable and fulfilling, and sometimes frustrating. But everything has its season and it’s time for me to move on to something else. I’m not gonna stop creating glass work, but I am going to stop production work… Which is basically creating the things that sell the best over and over again. I will create what I want to create when I want to. I will be working on my GlassOrchids.Art website to add my products for sale since they won’t be available in the co-ops next year.

What I plan on doing with this newfound time is semi retiring, at least, as much as a Type A personality can retire… I plan to focus most of my time on painting. I’m working on creating a new space for my painting studio. In addition, I’ll be spending time doing some things that I love like gardening, making cheese and wine, baking bread, preserving food, and in general, organizing my house, and going through my belongings, in a sort of a Swedish death cleaning mode.  Basically getting rid of all the things we’ve collected over the years so that my child will not have to do so once I am no longer here. We own too many things and it’s heavy.

Not that I’m planning on going anywhere anytime soon but tomorrow is not guaranteed. This lack of a guarantee is why I’m retiring now and focusing on the things that bring me joy. Life is too short to put all things off till tomorrow…. If I don’t do them now than when will I?

Here are some pictures of my new painting studio as it’s progressing. It’s in the old milking shed attached to our barn, and attached to my glass studio, which is in the barn. It was a gallery for my work for a few years and then it was a storage space all of my display stuff for the cooperatives, so it’s been sitting there, full of crap being unused for the most part for a number of years. It’s a big job getting it ready and cleaning it out.  I think it’s almost ready. Now I just have to move all the things from my painting area upstairs in the house outside across the yard and into the News painting studio. That’s a big job onto itself, and when I hope to get done within the next month or so. Keep following my page to see is a progress along my journey.


Garden of Dreams – Acrylic painting by Nancy Tang

Garden of Dreams is one of my newest pieces. If you’ve seen some of my glass paintings, I was attempting to emulate that process, but with paint. I think it was fairly successful. I strive to make every small square of space ‘work’ by itself, while also having the entire piece ‘work’ as one whole. I like colors to really sing next to each other.  I’ve used a gallery wrapped canvas and painted the edges as well,I’m really liking gallery wraps.

I build up layer after layer until I think the piece is done, so the final product might not look anything like when I started. It’s always an journey of discovery. This piece is currently hanging in 11 Central, a lovely restaurant in Bangor, ME.


Garden of Dreams, 2023


Been a long time….

Been a long time….

Apparently it’s been way too long since I posted here. I have not been painting very much of late, but I did get a new sparkly iPad and I’ve been playing with some digital art. It amazes me how much it’s like painting with paint. I really love it. Here are a few of the pieces I’ve created:

Green Flats
Landscape in blues and pinks. Painted from imagination.
No Justice No Peace - sign of the times.
No Justice, No Peace



My mother passed several years ago, although it seems like yesterday….. I made this piece in memory of her. It’s a faux encaustic, mixed media piece.  It’s a little dark, but then so was my life when it was created.

The process was very interesting as I added elements and built up layers upon layers, like year upon year, memory upon memory.

It, of course, is not for sale, but I wanted to share it with you nonetheless.


Shopping Cart Blues

Well there is something wrong with my shopping cart connection, sooooooooo if you place an order and it fails, don’t worry, I still get the order, but then I have to send a Square invoice to complete it. This will just be until I can figure out what the disconnect is…. might be with  my SQL on my site… but I need time to research and figure it out. Life was simple once, wasn’t it?


Verona Rising – Acrylic painting on canvas – Maine

Verona Rising – Acrylic painting on canvas – Maine

The painting is acrylic on canvas and was painted in Maine.  A few weeks ago I went out fishing with my husband out of Bucksport, Maine. We went very early and the sunrise was beautiful. I took some photos, and am using one of these to create this painting entitled “Verona Rising”. We were off Verona Island, Maine,  at the time. It’s not quite finished but this is the process and progress so far.