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

Prints are Available HERE

Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view my fine art and illustrations.


"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

Prints are Available HERE

Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view my fine art and illustrations.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Native American Legend Raven Art Painting "Why Raven is Black" by Painter of the American West Nancee Jean Busse





 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

 36"x24"Acrylic on Yupo

 Click HERE to for purchase info.

 Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work

Native American Legend Raven Art Painting "Why Raven is Black" by Painter of the American West Nancee Jean Busse





 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

 36"x24"Acrylic on Yupo

 Click HERE to for purchase info.

 Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Teepee,Sandhill Cranes


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/Available

Click HERE for purchase info.

Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work


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

FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Teepee,Sandhill Cranes


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/Available

Click HERE for purchase info.

Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work


Monday, June 19, 2017

Wildlife Art, Cat, Mountain Lion Painting "SUNRISE, MCELMO CANYON" by Nancee Jean Busse


This painting is titled "Sunrise, McElmo Canyon." It's of the beautiful mountain lion I photographed at the Triple D photo shoot down in Cortez. The sun was beginning to pour into the canyon and the puma turned her head to look into the rising sun. It was a perfect moment! How could I NOT paint it?


16"x33" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

Fine Art Prints Are Available HERE

 Visit http://www.nanceejean.com/ to view more of my work.

Wildlife Art, Cat, Mountain Lion Painting "SUNRISE, MCELMO CANYON" by Nancee Jean Busse ,Painter of the American West


This painting is titled "Sunrise, McElmo Canyon." It's of the beautiful mountain lion I photographed at the Triple D photo shoot down in Cortez. The sun was beginning to pour into the canyon and the puma turned her head to look into the rising sun. It was a perfect moment! How could I NOT paint it?


16"x33" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

Fine Art Prints Are Available HERE

 Visit http://www.nanceejean.com/ to view more of my work.

Monday, June 12, 2017

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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  Prints in multiple sizes are also available HERE

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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

Prints are also available

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Whimsical Art, Ocean Animal, Contemporary Figure Painting,"Ada Looks Her Best" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

                                                           

 My Ada collection is dear to my heart. I love painting them!

 40"x12" Acrylic Collection of the artist.

 Prints are available in multiple sizes HERE

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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

Prints Are Also 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.

 Prints are available HERE

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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

Prints are available HERE

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