Friday, August 18, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Bird Painting "Raven Totem 2" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West



Raven Totem 2, Acrylic on Canvas mounted on Gatorboard, 40x30. This is my second big raven totem painting. I began the first as a way to use up old paint on my palette and scraps of linen that I didn't feel like stretching. I fell in love with allowing myself to paint with more imagination and zero stress. These paintings don't have to look like anything other than what they are. Plus, for me, Raven has powerful magic.


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

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Original Contemporary Bird Wildlife Fine Art Painting “Raven Totem III,Lapis Lazuli” by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West





Ravens hold a special place in my heart. I love to paint them, both realistically and interpretively. This painting is the third in a series of raven "totems, interpretations of ravens as spirit guides. This one is vibrant and full of joy and mischief. I painted her in rich blues and violets with bright accents.

 56"x24" Acrylic on Canvas

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Original Whimsical Figurative Painting "Ada's Next Move" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                               



Another piece from my "Ada" series, which is dear to my heart. 

The original is 30"x12" acrylic and is part of my private collection.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

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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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Original Colorado Landscape Painting "Bathed in Gold" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of The American West

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

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Monday, August 7, 2017

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/sold

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 Original Pastel Geese Painting

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Friday, August 4, 2017

  Original Horse and Cowboy Painting "Trust" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                                  

 36"x24" Acrylic on Board/Available

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

 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.


 16x20 Acrylic on Canvas/Available Original

  Red Rocks Landscape Painting  /Prints also available

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Monday, July 31, 2017

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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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Colorado Winter Snow Landscape Painting "First Snow at Arrowhead" by Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of The American West

                             

 Arrowhead is an area between Montrose, Colorado and Gunnison, Colorado.
 The altitude is high and the first snow comes early.  

 Original Colorado Winter Landscape Painting Pastel, 20×27 -Available

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Colorful Wildlife Art, Coyote Painting "Coyote and Sage" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

I spied this coyote behind my studio early on a summer morning. He was warily walking toward the studio in the shafts of light between the sagebrush.

 Original Wildlife, Coyote Painting/Available

 9"x12" Acrylic on Canvas

$325.00

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Monday, July 10, 2017

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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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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


I loved this image! I took the reference photo of a pair of ducks swimming companionably under a golden tree losing its leaves. It’s full of rich golds, yellows, ochres and oranges.

 Original Landscape Painting With Ducks

 Acrylic,Available 18×30

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Monday, July 3, 2017

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 30, 2017

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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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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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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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Monday, June 26, 2017

"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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