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.
Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet who wanted to be a normal boy, represents my son in this painting. The controlling strings of this world are severed, the butterflies are angels leading him to a better place. This was the first painting I was able to do from start to finish after learning of my sons' homicide the year before. I cried when I completed it. I felt like I was saying good-bye to him all over again by putting down the paint brush. Something deep down believed that as long as I was painting it he was still here with me. The grieving became fresh again. I had learned to suppress grief for the outside world and thought I was doing a pretty good job. But, grief is powerful. It refused to stay hidden. I couldn't simply slap on a bandage and expect it to heal
The wounds being exposed, it was yet another long period of time before I painted another piece.
I love border collies, and I love to watch them move sheep! 20"x16" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Click HERE for more info. Prints in multiple sizes are also available HERE Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
This is one of the more spectacular views from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. My husband I were there in 2014 with good friends. When I painted this I needed the comfort of painting something small and purely representational. It's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle; I put it together one small piece at a time! And it represents a wonderful memory of good times with friends.
This is no longer the fantasy of a warm and cozy home. This has become my reality. The pear on the right is cracked and broken open, its' essence is gone. What is left is an empty shell, an encasing, a vessel that is no longer needed. Still in the home on this plane, my daughter and feel shattered, irreversibly changed, never to be the same again.
"If you ask me what I came to do I this world, I, an artist, will answer you:
"For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value."
- Claude Monet
20"x20"x.75 Acrylic on Cradled Panel/Available Click HERE for more info.
FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. After I paint a very large and detailed piece, I need to paint a couple of smaller and faster pieces. That's what this raven painting represents. I wanted to paint this old raven using a palette of reds and oranges. When the painting was complete the title emerged. I think of ravens as clever, mischievous survivors. What better place to find a disgruntled raven than a post-apocalyptic forest? 16"x20" Acrylic on Canvas Board/Available $800 Click HERE to purchase. Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
20.5"x20.5"x1" Mixed Media Mounted on Gallery Wrapped Canvas Painted papers, fabric, acrylic paints, beads. Mounted float style on gallery canvas covered with painted and fabric. $475.00 Click HERE to purchase. Visit http://gerricalpin.com to view my paintings, apparel and jewelry. Follow me on facebook Follow me on Pinterest
I only paint about one still life each year. It's not that I don't like painting them, but it seems that my landscapes flow more easily. When I do paint a still life, I love to choose something wonderfully complex and interesting. I loved painting a vase of white flowers to challenge myself to create subtle masses that made sense to the eye. Alstroemeria and baby's breath loaded into a clear glass vase gave communicated a fresh, sophisticated purity. 24"x24" Acrylic on Canvas Board/Available $1440 Click HERE to purchase. Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work
UV Protected. Various fabrics manipulated, layered, stretched, painted, and found papus paint. Free form edges, mounted float style on gallery canvas covered with painted and textured fabric.
30"x40"x2" Fiber on Canvas/Available Click HERE for purchase info. Visit http://gerricalpin.com to view my paintings, apparel and jewelry. Follow me on facebook Follow me on Pinterest Detail shot-
Mixed media abstract painting, "Headlines" by Carol Nelson
This painting is part of my SUMMER SALE 30"x24"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas /Available SUMMER SALE PRICE $895 Click HERE to purchase. View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Here