Saturday, May 5, 2018

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



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/sold

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Contemporary Western Art ,Equine Painting "SITTING BULL'S DANCING HORSE" by Colorado Landscape Artist Nancee Jean Busse

Fourth in my Native American Folklore series

This tale is true.

In the 1880s Sitting Bull joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. He traveled all over the country and saw many things, but wearied of the white man’s ways. He went back to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to be with his Hunkpapa people. Before he left the Wild West Show, Buffalo Bill gifted him with his favorite show horse which could do many tricks..........Read more HERE


 36"x24" Acrylic on Yupo

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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




Thus is part of 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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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Original Western Landscape,Equine, Cowboy Painting "Day's End" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

This has been my year of painting the things that fill my soul with loveliness and beauty. The photo reference I used for this painting is one I took up in Kalispell a few years ago. It WAS the end of a long June day, and everyone was tired and ready to go home and call it a day. As the sun was setting and the hands were chatting quietly, these two horses reached out to one another with a nuzzle, and nickered softly. It was all perfectly beautiful. 


This painting won third place in 2-D art at the Women Artists of the West show “WAOWed in San Diego." 44th Annual Women Artists of the West National Juried Exhibition at the Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, CA. May 2 – May 31, 2014.

Original Western Landscape,Equine ,Figurative Painting


16"x20" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

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Friday, March 16, 2018

new mexico landscape 'galisteo morning light' by santa fe artist dawn chandler

Galisteo Morning Light
by Dawn Chandler


Galisteo Morning Light
by Dawn Chandler

oil on panel

12” x 24”
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Contemporary Western Wildlife Fine Art Oil Painting, BEAR "Clyde" by Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Patricia A. Griffin



 Fine Art Oil Painting, Wildlife

 20"x20"x1.5"  Oil on Linen/Available

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Contemporary Western Wildlife Fine Art Oil Painting, BEAR "Norse" by Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Patricia A. Griffin



 Fine Art Oil Painting, Wildlife

 40"x30"x1.5"  Oil on Linen/Available

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Colorful Contemporary Western Fine Art Oil Painting, Burro, Donkey "Wyatt" by Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 Fine Art Oil Painting

 24"x18"x1.5"  Oil on Canvas/Available

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Fine Art Oil Painting,Buck "Tracker" by Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 Wildlife Fine Art Oil Painting

 72"x48"x1.5"  Oil on Linen/Available

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Contemporary Abstract Bird Painting "Bird Totem 1" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

I was painting bird after bird for an upcoming show with a sandhill crane theme and needed a break! I staple-gunned a piece of canvas on to the back of bookcase in my studio and began painting freely. It makes sense that a bird emerged; after all, that's what I had been painting for months. But what also emerged was pure, delightful color. The blues of the sky, the yellows of sunshine, the reds of heart's blood, and violet-y purples of night sky. ALL birds have a totemic quality for me, but this one, part raven, part harpy, and part serpent is a good reminder to look up, be happy, and remember that the world is full of color and the sky full of life. 


 60"x27.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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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Sunday, January 14, 2018

'bosque del apache sunrise, ii' original new mexico landscape by santa fe painter by dawn chandler

bosque del apache sunrise, ii
by dawn chandler


Bosque del Apache Sunrise, II
by Dawn Chandler

oil on panel

12” x 16”
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wildlife,Wolf Painting "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCIENTS" by Painter of the American West Nancee Jean Busse




 Original Wildlife, Wolf Painting




The desert southwest is full of secret places; deep canyons, arroyos, seeps, ruins, and wondrous places of deep shade in the rugged desert. My hope is that these places remain secret, or that those who pass through pass through lightly. This wolf stands in a shady patch under lichen-covered rocks, a few petroglyphs bearing evidence to those who passed before.

 16"x20"Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Rooster Art Original Oil Painting Farm Animal Paintings Fine Art "Proud Fred" by Debra Hurd


 24″x12″ 1.5″ Oil on Cradled Wood Panel/Available

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Thursday, December 14, 2017