Monday, August 29, 2016

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

 Acrylic on Cradleboard, 24×36. SOLD

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Original Swan Painting "Perfect Landing" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

I loved painting this apparently clumsy landing of a swan. The title, Perfect Landing, is tongue in cheek.

 Original Swan Painting, Wildlife Bird Art

 Acrylic on Board, 24×30/Available-Prints in multiple sizes are also available.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

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




I’m currently completing 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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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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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Monday, August 15, 2016

Native American Art,Whimsical Wildlife Coyote Painting "Coyote Spills The Stars" by Painter of the American West Nancee Jean Busse





36"x24" Acrylic on Yupo/Available HERE

 I’m currently completing a series of 6 paintings based on Native American legends. This painting is based on the legend: Coyote Spills the Stars. Here’s my retelling: 

 In the days of the earth’s beginning, when all creatures came up from the underworld, the Great Mother planned a sacred gathering. In preparation, she filled a jar with a countless number of stars. She selected a human being to carry the jar and place the stars neatly and carefully into the sky.

 Coyote was fascinated with the jar and couldn’t keep away. The Great Mother, knowing how full of mischief he was, admonished, “Stay away from that jar!”

 Coyote being Coyote, he waited until everyone was distracted with the festivities and crept closer and closer. He lifted the lid, just a bit, to take a little peek. When he looked inside, he was so astonished at the twirling, spinning, magical orbs of light that he accidentally knocked the jar over. 

 At first nothing happened and all of the stars stayed inside the jar. Coyote was so relieved! As he hurried to get the lid back onto the jar, it began to pulse, and then hum, and then glow! He was still hurrying, hurrying, when a few stars escaped from the jar and floated gently heavenward. Then the stars began to tumble out, faster and faster, until they were flying out of the jar by the millions, all shooting into the sky!

 All of the creatures at the gathering were astonished. The Great Mother was astonished. They watched as the stars shot crazily into the sky in a disordered, chaotic dance! 

 And this is the reason the stars shimmer and glow with no order or pattern; some here, some there. And why Coyote still lifts his face toward the sky each night and howls with laughter.



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Friday, August 12, 2016

Original Cat Painting Feline Art "Late Afternoon Sun" by Colorado Western Landscape Painter Nancee jean Busse

Our beautiful cat, Hadjii, is living sculpture. I love to watch him. The shadows he cast on this warm afternoon created an irresistible picture. The light was warm and full of golds, yellows, and earthy ochres. Cat beauty!

 Acrylic, 9×12/Available

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Original Wildlife, Bird, Landscape Painting "Cormorants, Drying Their Wings on the Madison River" by Western Landscape Painter Nancee Jean Busse

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, August 8, 2016

Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Eagle "Uncompahgre Gold" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

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"/Available

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Contemporary Bird Painting "Ada Calls In The Birds" by Painter of the American West Nancee Jean Busse

                                                  

 My Ada series is close to my heart. I love painting them! 

 12x30 Acrylic on Canvas/ Original in the Collection of the Artist

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Original Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting "They Said Ada Couldn't Do It" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

This was my first Ada painting. Following They Said Ada Couldn’t Do It, I painted Ada Calls in the Birds.

 Original Contemporary Abstract Painting

 Acrylic on Paper, 9×12 SOLD

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Whimsical Figure, School Bus Art,Contemporary Painting "Ada Quite Relieved"by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                



 My Ada series is near and dear to my heart. I love painting these!

 Illustrations, School Bus

 12"x30" Acrylic

 Collection of the artist.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Hippo Art Acrylic Painting "ILLUSTRATION FOR WE ARE HIPPOPOTAMUS" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse


Illustration for We Are Hippopotamus by John Archembault and David Plummer, published by Childcraft Education Corp. 

 Acrylic on Yupo/Available

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Elephant Art Painting, Children's Art Illustration "ILLUSTRATION FOR TRUNKS AND TAILS" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

Elephant Art Painting, Children's Art Illustration

 Illustration for Trunks and Tails written by David Plummer and John Archambault, published by Childcraft Education Corp. 


 Acrylic on Board/Available

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Monday, July 11, 2016

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. 


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

16"x12" Acrylic on Linen

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Original Pastel Geese Painting "Geese at Corn Lake" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                              

 Corn Lake is a local fishing hole in Grand Junction. It’s populated by a wide variety of waterfowl. I loved the way the light hit these geese on a bright and sunny December afternoon. 

 15x18 Pastel

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

 Original Red Rocks Landscape Painting "Red Rocks,Blue Heron" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                               
The canyons in Lake Powell are full of wonder and mystery. My husband and I were floating back from Davis Gulch and this blue heron followed our course for a while, perching on rocks and observing as we drifted by. Beautiful day; beautiful memory.


 16"x12" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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