Monday, May 22, 2017

Equine Art, Wild Horse Painting,"The Wild One" by Nancee Jean Busse ,Painter of the American West


I photographed a horse roundup outside of Cortez in May. There was one horse who simply wouldn't behave! She was everywhere she wasn't supposed to be, in spite of every attempt to wrangle her into going along with the herd. She simply ran for the pleasure of running, even if it was in cloud of the cowboy's curses! I liked her! I'll paint her again!

18"x24" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Original Bird, Figurative,Landscape Whimsical Art Painting "Remarkable Creatures" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse


Most of my paintings are literal. While I love honoring the beauty of nature, my Ada series is where I can paint an inner landscape. 

 Remarkable Creatures, Acrylic on Board, 12×24.

 Collection of the Artist.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Original Canada Geese Wildlife Painting "Gliding Home" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

This wildlife painting is of Canada geese behind my old studio.  During the winter season, the field behind my fine art studio was full of Canada geese, eating and resting in the sun. Around sunset, they would lift off in small groups and fly down to the Gunnison River for the night. I will never get tired of watching birds! I have had two clients request oversized, gallery wrapped gicle├ęs of this painting (40×60). They are fabulous!


12"x9" Acrylic on Canvas/Collection of the Artist

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Original Western Landscape Painting "Working The Release Pen" by Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

                    

 A few years ago I was given permission to photograph the sheep handlers working the release pen at the Meeker International Sheepdog Trials. It was fascinating! I watched as the border collies and cowboys and horses wrangled the unruly Meeker sheep, gathering them, penning them, and releasing them for each sheepdog participating in the trials. Working the Release Pen won the People’s Choice award at the 2006 Meeker Classic International Art Contest. 

 Acrylic on Linen 18"x24" SOLD

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Original Western Landscape,Equine, Cowboy Painting "Day's End" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

This has been my year of painting the things that fill my soul with loveliness and beauty. The photo reference I used for this painting is one I took up in Kalispell a few years ago. It WAS the end of a long June day, and everyone was tired and ready to go home and call it a day. As the sun was setting and the hands were chatting quietly, these two horses reached out to one another with a nuzzle, and nickered softly. It was all perfectly beautiful. 


 Original Western Landscape,Equine ,Figurative Painting


 16"x20" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Still Life Flower Painting "Glad" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

I belong to a local CSA, an organic cooperative farm in my community. Not only do we receive a share of delicious produce each week, we get flowers, too! These gorgeous, elegant gladiolas graced my home for just under a week. I had to paint them! I painted this still life in warm, summertime sunset colors.

36"x12"x1.5"Acrylic on Canvas

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Still Life Floral Painting,Flower Art "Radiant Orchid-2" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse,



It's spring! I wanted to paint flowers; just for the joy of painting color. And just for fun, I wanted to use the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015: Radiant Orchid. I loved the color and loved the idea of incorporating such a rich, vibrant shade into a still life.

 40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Original Still Life Floral Painting "Under the Surface" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                 

 I belong to local CSA. When we pick up our weekly allotment of produce, sometimes we are allowed to pick a bouquet of flowers from an unruly patch of Colorado wildflowers. I gathered this armful of blooms, brought them home, and placed them in a plain glass vase and put them on my windowsill. I loved them! The star of the show for me, though, was how beautiful and delicate the stems under the water’s surface looked. The background is a series of glazes, all whites, off-whites, beiges, pale pinks, and browns. The flowers are, well… flowers. This painting received an honorable mention in the Artist’s Magazine annual competition: 7800 entries–18 winners. Even though the original sold fairly quickly, the prints are wonderful!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Original Still Life Lily Painting by "Lilies on the Windowsill" Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse



When I buy fresh flowers I place them into a clear vase of some kind and photograph them in a variety of settings. i love the way the stems look through the glass and water. I love to discover where the light refracts, and how the light streams through the delicate petals. When I looked at the photos of this arrangement, I was pleased to see all of the purples and magentas and how the light shafted through the bouquet in places.

 Acrylic on Cradleboard, 18×24x2/Available

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This painting is beautifully framed with a simple, contemporary treatment. The colors of radiant orchid and midnight violet make the simple gold frontispiece pop.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Original Coyote,Wildlife Painting "COYOTE ON A KIVA" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

In the American Southwest, one of the most iconic sounds is that of coyotes, howling at sunset. I loved painting this coyote, and filled the painting with the gorgeous, thick yellows, roses, and purples of  desert sunset.

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 20"x16" Acrylic on Linen

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Original Colorado Landscape Painting "OCTOBER AFTERNOON ON THE REDLANDS" by ColoradoArtist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West"

This view of the Colorado National Monument is from old Hwy 340 from Grand Junction to Fruita, Colorado. Three years ago, this painting was juried into an art show in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was a well-respected show; one that requires participating artists to pay a “handler” to ensure that their paintings were delivered from the shipping facility to show, back again, and then shipped back to the artists. When my painting never came home to me, I inquired and found that it had been lost. No tracking number existed and no one was willing to take responsibility. I was mad, sad, and all that other stuff, but let it go and moved on. Two years later, on Christmas Eve day, the painting showed up at my front door, in it’s original shipping box! So, it’s home now, hanging in my studio, wishing for a new home…

  Acrylic on Board 22"x30" / Original SOLD

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Original Raven Wildlife Painting "Violet-Contemplates-Mortality" by Colorado Western Landscape Painter Nancee Jean Busse



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Another painting in the wildlife series I've been working on. This is a small 9x12 study of one of our resident ravens. I've been wondering about the raven we relinquished to DOW for rehabilitation, so I needed to paint a raven. This study depicts one of the ravens perched on the loading chute of the old corral out back. It's filled with the startling blue of a Colorado summer sky, which is reflected off of most surfaces. It's titled "Violet Contemplates Mortality," 

  9"x12"x7/8" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Raven Bird Art Painting "Violet" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

This is a portrait of one of my favorite ravens. We've had a pair hanging around the house for years. In the spring of 2013 our pair had a very successful reproductive season. They showed up in May with 5 fledglings!! One of the fledglings was bolder, more curious, and more raucous than the rest of the brood. All summer she visited me in my studio daily. I named her Violet. By the end of September, all of the fledglings were gone and we were back to our usual pair. I hope Violet is fine and doing well. 



  9"x12" Acrylic on Canvas

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Original Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting,"Kissing Couple at Sunset" by Nancee Jean Busse Painter of the American West

                                 

The Colorado National Monument is full of fabulous redrock canyons and rock formations. This formation, called The Kissing Couple, is one of my favorites. I love the brilliant reds, magentas, oranges and purples of the Colorado National Monument!

 Acrylic on Linen, 16×20/sold

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Original Colorado Landscape Oil Painting "The Old Loading Dock" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                             



 When my husband and I bought our home this old loading dock was left on the property. For us, it’s a symbol of the days when it was still a working ranch. The hills behind it change their disposition and color throughout the day. This painting shows the land in midsummer glory.

 24"x48" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Sheep "A Fine Day in Meeker" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West


The high desert of western Colorado is beautiful! Meeker, Colorado hosts an impressive annual event; the Meeker International Sheepdog Trials. Border collies and their handlers come from all over the world to compete for a grand prize. The dogs are amazing! I love painting this event! Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Sheep Acrylic,

16×20 Original /Available

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Contemporary Wildlife Bird Painting "Fly South" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

 Recently I painted several pieces for a show with a sandhill crane theme. I've painted many realistic images of the sandhills and for this show I allowed myself to create a few fanciful pieces; ones that relied more on my imagination that my photo references. What is it that signals birds to migrate? Most likely the length of daylight signals birds to flock and migrate. But in my flight of fancy I allowed myself to create a world where the birds are beckoned north or south by the activity of the humans who inhabit the planet with them. Maybe it's the sound of a combine, or the smell of freshly harvested crops, or the sound of a school bus chugging up the road. In this painting the cranes watch over us as they fly toward warmer climates over the farm fields of the Grand Valley.


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....

 Acrylic on Ampersand Cradleboard.

 27.5×22.5 Acrylic on Linen/Available

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