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 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
Tamarisk plants that choke the riparian areas in western states were imported in the 1800’s from Southern Europe. They are disliked because they reportedly use too much water and grow in uncontrollable abundance. However, many people secretly love them for their beautiful fern like foliage that turns a gorgeous rose color in the fall. This little cove is framed by a beautiful fall Tamarisk in full bloom.
A serene and harmonious place provides the perfect catalyst for an escape from our thoughts. Sit on a soft patch of moss and absorb your surrounding without internal dialog. Hear the birds but do not analyze with internal-words, listen to the water trickling over small rocks without speculation. It’s a common meditation practice called No Mind that refreshes and renews our spirits.
12"x30" Oil on Panel
This painting is available through Your Art's Desire Gallery,
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
This painting should have been named "tweens" ... it is in-between winter and summer, in-between day and night, and the stream is in-between frozen and thawed. In-between can be exhilarating as we look forward to something new. 12"x24" Oil on Panel/Available $1200
This highly textured acrylic painting is similar to my geologic abstract series, but as it developed, it reminded me of the alluvial deltas formed when rivers enter a larger body of water. Of course, I love the colors, but my favorite part of this work is the fine line work that comes at the end of the painting process.
Have you ever wondered what is on top of the giant majestic cliffs and monoliths that dominate Canyon Country? Now you know. A lot of rock with a smattering of vegetation. In some places a road winds along a canyon rim, giving everyone access to these fascinating plateaus.
Getting to the top of the giant rock formations in Canyon Country is easier than you might think. Choose the right spot at the bottom and you can work your way to the top by picking your own path along the many ledges. It’s called rock scrambling. Not challenging enough for climbing gear, but rugged enough to provide an exhilarating day.
This digital painting required 4495 strokes and 17 hours.
Recent history and politics knocked a lot of us for a loop. Our usually-neighborly populace ruptured into a quarrelsome mess. When my siblings and I behaved like that as children, my mother would have threatened to "pull the car over and knock our heads together." I can't do that (she never did either), so instead I painted a piece that represents Old Glory, shattered like glass; exploding from the unbearable pressure of hatred and hostility.
This painting will reproduce beautifully on archival paper, as a canvas wrap, or on metal.
Clumps of big, splashy sunflowers dominate the meadow with their happy smiling faces, and they just keep blooming and blooming all season long. During the short high country summer, there are lots of flowers, from medium size to so tiny we have to get on hands and knees to really appreciate them. It is worth scheduling a day to enjoy the spectacular beauty.