Road Trip Part Two: Plein Air Painting in Sedona

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Part two of our road trip focused on plein air painting in Sedona, Arizona.  Arriving in Sedona always feels a little magical.  Flagstaff is gorgeous with it’s snow capped peak, but turning off I-17 onto 89A, and weaving down the canyon with sheer drops, falling rock, multi-colored rock walls and … Read More

Plein Air to Studio, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada

Earlier this fall, I went on a short trip to Las Vegas to do some painting at Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas, Nevada with the intention of developing a painting from plein air to studio. (Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the finished studio piece.) … Read More

Follow Cow Creek – New Oil Painting at National Parks Art Show

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Did you know that our National Parks are now 100 years old?  The Cultural Arts Center of Estes Park is celebrating with a national parks art show “National Treasures: Art Celebrating the National Park System” through the month of July. I’m happy to announce that my newest oil painting, “Follow … Read More

Chasing Light Plein Air Invitational Art Show 2015

Pastel Paintings by Nelia Harper On display at “Chasing Light” 3rd Annual Plein Air Invitational Art Show December 2-12, 2015 Carnegie Building, 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO   “Riverbend Crossing” Arapaho Bend Natural Area along the Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, CO Looking for a place to set-up, … Read More

“Riverbend Crossing” – Pastel – Plein Air Painting at Arapaho Bend

Plein Air painting at a new location is exciting and filled with uncertainty.  Pulling into the parking lot, looking around the scene, the first question is: where do I go?  It’s easy to spend a lot of time looking, and not leave enough time to paint.  The second challenge becomes … Read More

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