Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New and past Horizons.......

4x4" Pochade painting of Blue Water Lake Okoboji  Iowa. Summer evenings.
Knife painting.

 Pochade Landscape
Wisconsin Dells of I90
3x6" knife painting in oil

4x4 " Pochade of  northern plains spring west prairies edge of Black Hills
Knife painting

3x6" Pochade knife painting
Meadows below Pilot Knob State Park Iowa. Late summer.

5x5" Pochade oil Minnehaha Skies
Summer east of Sioux Falls S D

5x5" Pochade  oil Minnehaha Sunset Arrowhead Park east of Sioux Falls SD.

If ever you find yourself charmed by nature - then we have this in common.
Horizines we have known.

  The Jewel box Pochade paintings are available at NV Studio,
Downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota & McKnider Art Museaum in 
Mason City, Iowa. 
Paintings are available as made and delivered and may be different than those pictured due to sales. 

If there is something you are looking for let them know and they will be happy to assist. Each work is created and framed by my hand -  and delivered to the gallery via my Mazda Sports Wagon -AKA "The Unicorn" as crowned by afficinados of the make and model . (There will be gaps in the avaiabilty of these popular works).

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Painting on location - Plein Air

“Painting on location
enhances the process of editing and composing any subject I would want to paint, either en plein air or in the studio from photos. As much as I enjoy the shapes of the chosen subject, I find myself equally attracted to the shape of space that is around them, which will make or break how the painting reads or conveys an emotion. I also use color, and composition to convey time and place of the subject matter and how I feel about it. I attribute this skill to an enthusiasm for what I see, and a daily practice in the art field".

 The South Dakota Arts Council awarded Nancyjane an Artist's Grant to further her work regarding the landscape in contemporary times. 
Nancyjane is a Signature Artist of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, with a history of being "juried-in" top national / international art exhibitions, by such noted jurors as National Artist Marilyn Simandle &  former Editor-in-chief of The American Artist Magazine, M. Stephen Doherty.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Greens -blues and violets of the northern plains - Black Hills Expedtion.

16 x 20" oil painting completed with brush and knife work. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

"The Summerwind"
oil on canvas 
16 x20"
We have places in common  and in ways, almost known, light creates an emotion of time.  Before I paint it begins with an emotion to the subject, then comes arrangement - design. Before the painting there is composition as found in music. 

Symphony of
Sapphire & Turquoise
16 x20"

Summer Bouquet
14 x 11"

N. M. H.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Reflection of a working artist on an absent 2015: 

Can you live without the internet...yes, but you can also live on a deserted island. 
Last year I discovered in the world of internet connection there are deserted islands and these islands not only occur in Mountain Valleys or desolat sublime  reaches of nature. They occur on the borderlands of Iowa.  Yes - if you do not have a direct line your ship is sunk- at least that is feeling. At first you are thinking ok- you have this- you will find your way back. Off you go in search of hotspots- discovering pitfalls-  plastic toys banging against tables at Libraries, coffee shops  closing after your computer has finally completed its update and now must shutdown and restart. Three stages of grief are involved. The final one of acceptance kicked in just before Christmas were getting wired meant a string of lights for the window ( and a shot of Trader Joe's Borbon). 

My deserted island is a charming farmstead in the middle of Iowa cornfields.  
What did I miss the most- besides friends? 
Art videos and documentaries. 
What was the biggest pitfall ? 
Opportunities that are necessary to a working artist. 
The Gain... with harsh road conditions this winter over a hundred successful paintings created... ( the framing was something else). 
Several paintings were started and are just waiting to be finished - and for the last two weeks I have enjoyed thoroughly seeing friends again and making new ones. Add to that delivering new works to several galleries in the region- but that is another story.  Posted : West Okoboji Lake Iowa.

March 2016 Black Hills SD

4 x4 " oil 

16 x 20 oil

2.5 x3.5" oil 

Moonrise June 7 2016 Okoboji

West Okoboji June 8th 2016