Mississippi Walkway

gouache, 5×4, 300 gsm cold press watercolor paper

painted en plein air, May 2024

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Prairie River Pool

Gouache, 4×5, 300gsm cold press watercolor paper

Plein Air

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Sale!
Nature Journaling Class Bundle

Register by June 5th for all four classes and receive a $25 discount.

Register here.

While it is easy to focus on making pretty pictures, we will focus on bringing curiosity to our experience of nature. No drawing or painting skills are required, simply a desire and interest to learn.

Materials: Please bring a notebook (unlined sketchbook), pencil, eraser, and camp chair. Water, sunscreen, hat, and bug spray are also suggested, along with good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Optional: Binoculars, colored pencils/watercolor/gouache paints, waterproof ink pen (Micron or Uniball are good options).

I will have extra watercolor sets, colored pencils and markers available for use.

Original price was: $220.00.Current price is: $195.00. Add to cart
Introduction to Nature Journaling

Saturday, June 15, 2024

9 am -11:30 am

Forest History Center

While it is easy to focus on making pretty pictures, we will focus on bringing curiosity to our experience of nature. No drawing or painting skills are required, simply a desire and interest to learn.

Materials: Please bring a notebook (unlined sketchbook), pencil, eraser, and camp chair. Water, sunscreen, hat, and bug spray are also suggested, along with good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Optional: Binoculars, colored pencils/watercolor/gouache paints, waterproof ink pen (Micron or Uniball are good options).

I will have extra watercolor sets, colored pencils and markers available for use as well.

 

$55.00 Add to cart
Nature Journaling – Birds

How do we do we draw birds when they are always on the move? Learn the key characteristics, behaviors, and what to watch for as we practice, observe, and learn about these fluttering, flying creatures.

Saturday, July 13th, 9 am -11:30 am

Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, MN

While it is easy to focus on making pretty pictures, we will focus on bringing curiosity to our experience of nature. No drawing or painting skills are required, simply a desire and interest to learn.

Materials: Please bring a notebook (unlined sketchbook), pencil, eraser, and camp chair. Water, sunscreen, hat, and bug spray are also suggested, along with good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Optional: Binoculars, colored pencils/watercolor/gouache paints, waterproof ink pen (Micron or Uniball are good options).

I will have extra watercolor sets, colored pencils and markers available for use.

$55.00 Add to cart
Nature Journaling – Flowers and Vegetation

Experience the magic of flowers, whether you are curious about the flowers in your garden or learning about native wildflowers. We will explore the formation of plant, bud, stem, petals, and reproduction as we draw and seek to understand the inviting colors and textures of plants.

Saturday, August 10th, 9 am -11:30 am

Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, MN

While it is easy to focus on making pretty pictures, we will focus on bringing curiosity to our experience of nature. No drawing or painting skills are required, simply a desire and interest to learn.

Materials: Please bring a notebook (unlined sketchbook), pencil, eraser, and camp chair. Water, sunscreen, hat, and bug spray are also suggested, along with good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Optional: Binoculars, colored pencils/watercolor/gouache paints, waterproof ink pen (Micron or Uniball are good options).

I will have extra watercolor sets, colored pencils and markers available for use.

 

$55.00 Add to cart
Nature Journaling – Trees

Enjoy the beautiful fall color and learn to draw and understand the differences between trees.

Saturday, September 21st, 9 am -11:30 am

Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, MN

While it is easy to focus on making pretty pictures, we will focus on bringing curiosity to our experience of nature. No drawing or painting skills are required, simply a desire and interest to learn.

Materials: Please bring a notebook (unlined sketchbook), pencil, eraser, and camp chair. Water, sunscreen, hat, and bug spray are also suggested, along with good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Optional: Binoculars, colored pencils/watercolor/gouache paints, waterproof ink pen (Micron or Uniball are good options).

I will have extra watercolor sets, colored pencils and markers available for use.

$55.00 Add to cart
Our Christmas Tree Print

This Limited Edition Archival Giclée is printed on smooth 100% acid free cotton rag, natural white, heavyweight fine art paper. As an archival, museum quality paper, this print has a light fastness rating of 100+ years under normal indoor lighting conditions.

Size: 11 x14

 

$65.00 Add to cart
Quince Print

This Archival Giclée is printed on smooth 100% acid free cotton rag, natural white, heavyweight fine art paper.

Size: 8×10 with a half inch white border

 

$45.00 Add to cart
You Sing to my Spirit Archival Print
You Sing to My Spirit Archival Print – Cascade Falls

Just as the sky began to lighten, I wound my way up the Thompson Canyon, and bounced over the well worn highway to the Wild Basin turnoff in Rocky Mountain National Park. Meeting other painters, we started up the trail with our 30 pound packs. About a mile in, the trail became steep and covered in snow. We carried on, and the reward was well worth the effort when we reached the tumbling Cascade Waterfalls.

As I painted, I thought of John Denver’s song, Calypso. The phrase, “You Sing to My Spirit” played through my mind as I painted next to the cascade of water.  This larger painting was created based on the plein air study.

This Limited Edition Archival Giclée is printed on smooth 100% acid free cotton rag, natural white, heavyweight fine art paper. As an archival, museum quality paper, this print has a light fastness rating of 100+ years under normal indoor lighting conditions.

The print is shipped in a protective clear envelope with acid-free foam core, ready to present as a gift or frame.

Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.

Size: 9×12 with a half inch white border

Limited to 250 prints.

Larger sizes available upon request.

 

$65.00 Add to cart
The Courtyard Egg Tempera on Panel 7 1/8x10 © Nelia Harper
The Courtyard Archival Print

For over 2500 years, the Etruscans have inhabited the hilltop town of Bagnoreggio. Once a haven from marauders, the residents now fight against time and nature. The volcanic tuff upon which the village was built tumbles down the hillside and disappears on the wind. Year after year, they rebuild and repair. And, the flowers continue to bloom. Someday, they too will disappear.

This Limited Edition Archival Giclée is printed on smooth 100% acid free cotton rag, natural white, heavyweight fine art paper. As an archival, museum quality paper, this print has a light fastness rating of 100+ years under normal indoor lighting conditions.

The print is shipped in a protective clear envelope with acid-free foam core, ready to present as a gift or frame.

Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.

Civita di Bagnoreggio, Italy

Size: 7 1/8×10 with a half inch white border

Limited to 250 prints.

original painting, egg tempera, 7 1/8×10

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The Hibiscus ~ Egg Tempera 6x6 © Nelia Harper
Hibiscus Archival Print

In the Victorian era, the hibiscus flower represented delicate beauty.  In Hawaii, the hibiscus is often worn behind the ear as a sign of a woman’s marital status and as a symbol of hospitality.  In Egypt, the flower was used as a medicinal calming tea.  As I painted this flower over four months, I was reminded of Buddha’s Flower Sermon in which words are not required to understand its meaning.

For me, the story represents that the world and all of beauty exists in the one flower and that nothing is permanent.  And, that painting this flower contains all the lessons of painting within this one painting.

This Limited Edition Archival Giclée is printed on smooth 100% acid free cotton rag, natural white, heavyweight fine art paper. As an archival, museum quality paper, this print has a light fastness rating of 100+ years under normal indoor lighting conditions.

The print is shipped in a protective clear envelope with acid-free foam core, ready to present as a gift or frame.

Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.

Size: 6×6 plus a half inch white border

Limited to 250 prints.

original painting, egg tempera, 6×6

$40.00 Add to cart
Peonies, 13.25x15, oil on linen © Nelia Harper
Peonies Archival Print

This Limited Edition Archival Giclée is printed on smooth 100% acid free cotton rag, natural white, heavyweight fine art paper. As an archival, museum quality paper, this print has a light fastness rating of 100+ years under normal indoor lighting conditions.

Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.

Size: 12 x 10.5 inches with a one inch white border

Additional sizes available upon request.

 

$65.00 Add to cart
Lilacs, 16x21, oil on linen, © Nelia Harper
Lilacs Archival Print

This Limited Edition Archival Giclée is printed on smooth 100% acid free cotton rag, natural white, heavyweight fine art paper. As an archival, museum quality paper, this print has a light fastness rating of 100+ years under normal indoor lighting conditions.

Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.

Size: 10 x13 with a one inch white border

Additional sizes available upon request.

 

$65.00 Add to cart
Morning Light on Ponderosa Pine

oil on linen panel

11×14, unframed

 

$400.00 Add to cart
Walk With Me, pastel, 10x20 © Nelia Harper
Walk With Me

Pastel

10×20

Framed

$2,000.00 Add to cart
"Rabbitbush" pastel, 16x20, © Nelia Harper
Rabbitbush

While doing some plein air painting on a brisk January day, I came across this gigantic rabbitbush.   It still had several of its colorful blooms. Startled by the sheer size of the bush and enthralled by the sky and frozen pond, I knew this would be my next painting.

I hoped to convey the drama of Colorado’s winter sky.  Will the storm blow in or move on?  I also wanted to create a sense of texture and the feeling of windswept space.  By creating such a large bush, I hoped to instill a feeling of the size and magnitude.  How old is this bush?  What has it seen?  How long will it remain?

16×20, pastel

framed

$1,600.00 Add to cart
"Old Friend" Pastel 12x15 © Nelia Harper
Old Friend

Along my favorite hiking trails, I look forward to seeing particular trees.  I’m drawn to their shapes, the curvature of their limbs, the shade they offer, or the feeling they invoke.   Over time, I feel like I know them, and that they know me.  I’ve had my eye on this particular bend in the trail.  I like the way the tree leans over, toward the bridge and the rock, greeting those that pass.  Just as people are unique in their character, so are trees.  As I painted this tree’s portrait, I felt like I was painting an ‘Old Friend’.

pastel, 12×15

en plein air

framed

$425.00 Add to cart