The road between Redstone, Colorado and Marble, Colorado is a breathtaking drive. You are surrounded by magnificent fourteeners , aspen covered hillsides, and golden meadows where horses, cattle, and elk graze peacefully. How could I not want to paint this?! 14"x11" Acrylic on Canvas Board /Available Click HERE for purchase info. Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work Visit my Art Blog at http://njbussefineart.blogspot.com/ Follow me on facebook Follow me on Pinterest Follow me on Instagram
Western landscapes are suffused with light; light from different angles, light filtered by particulates, light obscured by quickly moving clouds. When I looked at this landscape I was enamored by the juxtaposition of greenish sky and red rock and soil. Every color seemed to be bouncing off of something else. Oh joy! 12"x9"Acrylic on Canvas $200 Click HERE for purchase info. Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work. Follow me on facebook Follow me on Pinterest Follow me on Instagram
A few years ago, I was in Monument Valley and saw a group of monks experiencing this sacred American place. The image has stayed with me for years. Raven regards Monk; Monk regards you through the lens of a camera, and you all exist in a place which remains unflappably detached from human histrionics. The benign detachment of the landscape of the American Southwest is food for my artist's soul. 24"x36"x1.5" Acrylic on Ampersand/ Available $3600 Click HERE to purchase. Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work Follow me on facebook Follow me on Pinterest Follow me on Instagram
This is the second of two pieces I completed for Fruita Children's Discovery Center. You can see the first one HERE. Prints of this piece are available in multiple sizes HERE Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my Fine Art and Illustrations!!
Grand Junction, Colorado, has a typically wonderful small town county fair. I loved the bright, circus-like colors of the midway in front of the Bookcliffs. The air was hazy and full of the dust of the bull riding event. 24"x18" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Click HERE for purchase info Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
Yes! That was my backyard!! Behind my old fine art studio was a cattle ranch and BLM land for as far as the eye could see. The land is high desert and relatively bare, but the play of light on the empty, rolling hills is stunningly beautiful. What a landscape! 3 -8"x10"s /Sold Prints are available HERE
My husband and I cross from Grand Junction, Colorado to Prescott, Arizona several times a year. It's so beautiful and wide open in the desert! We watched this amazing storm cell march across the wide desert with open mouths. It was full of dark and light clouds, rain, rainbows, whirlwinds, and lightening! What a storm cell bonanza! I've wanted to paint it for a few years, but doubted that I'd be able to do it with acrylic paint. I could glaze and scumble to my heart's content and still not say what I wanted to say. So I resurrected my oils and had at it. The wild and singular force of this beautiful cell reminded me of a Valkyrie; beautiful, powerful, and merciless.
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 Fine Art Prints available HERE Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
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 Click HERE for pricing. Prints are also available HERE Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
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 Fine Art Prints are also available HERE Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
This painting is the 5th painting in a series inspired by Native American legends. These works bring me back to my illustration roots. I love painting the visual imagery of a colorful narrative. Native American legends are colorful and full of life and the natural world. I paint these uniformly: all are the 36x24 and all are painted on Yupo mounted to gatorboard. I love indulging my love of detail and "close work. The legend that inspired this painting is retold HERE
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.
Standing in a heavily wooded aspen forest in autumn is like standing in the lens of a kaliedoscope. This Colorado landscape painting is of an aspen forest up around Gunnison, Colorado.
Original Colorado Landscape Painting 16"x20" Acrylic on Linen/sold Fine Art Prints are Available HERE Prints in multiple sizes are also available HERE Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
When my painting studio faced south toward the Gunnison River I was able to watch waterfowl fly the canyon every day. Geese, ducks, herons, eagles, and sandhill cranes flew over that waterway and I enjoyed watching them every day. The eagles were always impressive!
Acrylic on Canvas 12"x30"/sold Fine Art Prints in multiple sizes are available HERE Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
I love painting the Meeker Sheepdog Trials. At the far end of the competition field the sheep wranglers release the sheep at the beginning of each run. That’s what this painting depicts. I love the colors of northern Colorado in autumn; brilliant sun on yellow fields, blue mountains, clear skies… Colorado at it’s most rare and beautiful!
Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Horse, Rider Sheep and Dog 16"x12"Acrylic On Canvas/Available Artist Enhanced Giclée Prints are also Available Click HERE to purchase the original or a print.