Friday, June 22, 2018

 Wildlife,Wolf Painting "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCIENTS" by Painter of the American West Nancee Jean Busse




 Original Wildlife, Wolf Painting




The desert southwest is full of secret places; deep canyons, arroyos, seeps, ruins, and wondrous places of deep shade in the rugged desert. My hope is that these places remain secret, or that those who pass through pass through lightly. This wolf stands in a shady patch under lichen-covered rocks, a few petroglyphs bearing evidence to those who passed before.

 16"x20"Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Original Wildlife Bird Hawk Art Painting "Rain Dance" by Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

Last summer, after a heavy rainstorm, this lovely hawk landed by our window to dry off after the deluge. It strutted and flapped its wings, while we took photo after photo. What a marvelous display!

 16"x20" Acrylic on Board/Available

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Original Wildlife, Bird, Painting "Cormorants, Drying Their Wings on the Madison River" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse,Painter of the American West

Cormorants are fascinating; almost prehistoric in their appearance. I discovered this pair while driving with my husband along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park.

Original Painting of Cormorants

30"x30" Acrylic on Cradleboard/Available

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Monday, June 11, 2018

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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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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, June 4, 2018

Original Yellowstone Landscape Painting "Tower Falls at Yellowstone" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West


Yellowstone National Park is indeed a national treasure. There’s beauty wherever you look.
 This is a painting of the Tower Falls.

12"x9" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Original Wyoming Mountain Landscape Painting "Mount Moran Reflection" by Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West


This is the view of the Teton Range from Oxbow Bend. This view is one of the most photographed landmarks on our planet. Little wonder. 

 Original Wyoming Mountain Landscape Painting

 24"x36"Acrylic on Cradleboard-sold

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Original Colorado Landscape Painting "ARCHES AT RATTLESNAKE CANYON" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse


Rattlesnake Canyon in western Colorado. It's a rugged drive or hike into the canyon and a beautiful hike once down amongst the arches.

 5"x7" Acrylic on Canvas

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Original Colorado Landscape Painting "The Palisade at Gateway" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                         

A beautiful palisade overlooks picturesque Gateway, Colorado. My husband and I hiked up a canyon behind Gateway Canyons resort on a fine autumn day and I loved the brilliant yellow rabbit brush against the red rock edifice.

 22"x16" Acrylic on Canvas/ Available

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Western Landscape,Arches Over Lake Powell "Rainbow Arch" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse Painter of the American West


Lake Powell was formed from the controversial damming of Glen Canyon. This is a painting of Rainbow Arch, now found by floating up one of the many brilliant, red canyons of Lake Powell and hiking up to the arch. 


 Rainbow Arch, Acrylic on Canvas, 11×14/sold

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Original Colorado Landscape Painting "Independence Monument" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West






This acrylic painted in reds, golds, and yellows depicts Independence Monument, a fabulous rock formation found in the Colorado National Monument. 


16"x12" Acrylic on Linen

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Monday, May 14, 2018

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, May 11, 2018

Western Landscape Painting, Grand Canyon "WOTAN'S THRONE" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West



This is one of the more spectacular views from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. My husband I were there in 2014 with good friends. When I painted this I needed the comfort of painting something small and purely representational. It's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle; I put it together one small piece at a time! And it represents a wonderful memory of good times with friends.

 11"x14" Acrylic on Board/Available

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Native American Art,Western Landscape, Teepee Painting "THE STORYTELLER" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West



In this painting there are 2 storytellers: the me-the-artist and the child in the glowing teepee. Both of us are spinning yarns. The child brings the sandhill cranes to life with the enthusiasm of her tall tale. I'm telling a tall tale about the power and magic of imagination and the spoken word. I had a story I wanted to tell with this painting. I remember how I loved stories as a child, listening to them and telling them. BIG stories with fantastic elements and plenty of fabrication! In The Storyteller, the power of a young child's spoken words bring the sandhill cranes to life. They exist first on the teepee as a graphic element and then burst into the starry night sky, real and full of life!


30"x40" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Contemporary Western Art ,Equine Painting "SITTING BULL'S DANCING HORSE" by Colorado Landscape Artist Nancee Jean Busse

Fourth in my Native American Folklore series

This tale is true.

In the 1880s Sitting Bull joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. He traveled all over the country and saw many things, but wearied of the white man’s ways. He went back to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to be with his Hunkpapa people. Before he left the Wild West Show, Buffalo Bill gifted him with his favorite show horse which could do many tricks..........Read more HERE


 36"x24" Acrylic on Yupo

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Contemporary, Whimsical Wildlife, Bison Art Painting "How The Bison Got His Hump" by Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

Western Wildlife,Contemporary Bison painting

I’m currently completing a series of 6 paintings based on Native American legends. This painting is based on the legend: How the Bison Got His Hump. Here’s my retelling: In the beginning days, the bison didn’t have a hump. He was fast and sleek and ran across the prairie having so much fun that he cared for nothing else. He didn’t notice (or didn’t care about) any small creature that got in his way. He trampled the birds and their fragile nests, he trampled the field mice, and the squirrels, and the foxes, and the rabbits. He crushed the flowers and the tender leaves that fed the prairie creatures. All of the creatures begged him to stay away, but Bison didn’t listen to them. He was having too much fun! The birds and other small animals cried so loud that Great Mother heard them. She ran ahead of Bison and said, “You should be ashamed of yourself!” She hit him on the back with a stick, and Bison hunched up his shoulders and lowered his big head, to ward off another blow. But Great Mother didn’t hit him again. She said, “From now on you will always have a hump on your back and you will always carry your head low because of your shame.” So this is why Bison has a hump, and why sometimes you see a happy bird or two on the back of a bison. 

 36"x24" Acrylic on Yupo//Available

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Friday, April 27, 2018

"THE LEGEND OF AURORA BOREALIS", Native American Art,Wildlife Bear Painting by Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West




This is part of a series of 6 paintings based on Native American legends.

This painting is based on the legend: How the Aurora Borealis Came to Be.

Here’s my retelling:

 After the great flood, the planet tipped on its axis, plunging the North into long periods of darkness. In the North there lived a group of people who had been spared from the flood. But when they could no longer see the sun or feel its warmth, they became sad and afraid; cold and hungry.

 The Great Mother felt compassion for the People and told them to gather their belongings and walk south, where the sun would shine and provide bounty and warmth. But because there was no light and little food, many of the people perished on the dark, cold journey south.

 In a stroke of genius the Great Mother covered the top of the world with mountains and hills made of ice crystals. The ice crystals captured the sun’s rays and reflected them into the black sky and so illuminated the nomads’ path. They could then journey south under the shifting, humming rainbow of light and became the forerunners of many of the great tribes of North America.

 But the white bear stayed in the Great North. He stayed because he loved the beauty of the inky darkness, the music of whale song and sea birds, and the deep comfort of solitude.

36"x24"Acrylic on Yupo

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