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Golden Days, 8x10, oil on linen, © Nelia Harper
Golden Days

Currently on location at Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO through June 15th.

To purchase, please contact the museum at 719-738-2858.

Painted en plein air at Rocky Mountain National Park

8×10

unframed

$185.00 $150.00 Add to cart
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"Heirloom Beauties", 8 1/4 x16, © Nelia Harper
Heirloom Beauties

Heirloom Beauties was inspired by yet another trip to the Farmer’s Market.  The good folks from Honeyacre Farm devote their loves to growing luscious heirloom tomatoes, meaty, flavorful bell peppers, and solid cucumbers the size my arm.

This still life was designed to create a bold statement.  I wanted to work with bright cadmium paint and explore vibrant color. I choose a deep red backdrop to complement the tomatoes and stock for delicate texture to contrast the smooth tomato.

still life

8×16, oil on linen

unframed

$325.00 $250.00 Add to cart
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"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?

studio

16×20, pastel

framed

$800.00 $650.00 Add to cart
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"Bobcat Oasis", Oil on Canvas Panel, 12x16, © Nelia Harper
Bobcat Oasis

oil on panel, 12×16

plein air

unframed

$480.00 $285.00 Add to cart
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"Summer Sweetness", 11x15, Pastel © Nelia Harper
Summer Sweetness

Can you feel the fuzz?  Do you smell that sweet syrup of a ripe summer peach? Each summer, I look forward to peach season and picking up fresh peaches from the farmer’s market.  After they grow and ripen in the heat of the Western Slope, they arrive at the market ready to eat.  There’s nothing as delicious as a sweet summer peach on a hot day, especially when the juice drips down your hand…

11×15, pastel

still life

framed

$425.00 $350.00 Add to cart
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Wooden Bowl with Leaves, oil on canvas, 8x16, © Nelia Harper
Wooden Bowl with Leaves

oil on canvas board

$320.00 $250.00 Add to cart
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Pine Creek Canyon, Pastel on Pastelmat, 16x20 © Nelia Harper
Pine Creek Canyon

pastel

16×20

framed

$650.00 $500.00 Add to cart
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"Peace" oil on panel 9x12 © Nelia Harper
Peace

The feed and grain is an iconic building in Loveland, CO. Each year, our plein air group paints at this location.   The shapes and textures present a challenge to the painter.  This year, the peace symbol caught my eye.

9×12, oil on canvas panel

plein air

unframed

$250.00 $95.00 Add to cart
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"Fall Glory" oil on canvas panel 9x12 © Nelia Harper
Fall Glory

There are places we return to paint again and again. This is one of those places. Away from the hustle and bustle of town, tucked behind the hogbacks, Bobcat Ridge is quiet and serene. Fall lingers here, holding onto color until this snow flies. Tucked into a curve of the road, the sun warms the earth and the leaves glow.  The beauty of fall stands in proud glory.

10×8, oil on canvas

plein air

$80.00 $65.00 Add to cart
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Fall Afternoon, Oil on Canvas 8x10 © Nelia Harper
Fall Afternoon

Each fall the trees beckon.  “Come and paint me”, they call.  “Look at how beautiful I am.  Do you see how inviting it is in the cool shade of my canopy?”  Inspired by a plein air painting session at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area just outside Fort Collins.

8×10, oil on panel

unframed

$250.00 $150.00 Add to cart
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"Beside Still Waters" Oil on Canvas 8x10 © Nelia Harper
Beside Still Waters

Mist hung in the air.  Clouds filled the sky.  I rounded the corner, and was startled by the blaze of fall color.  The trees seemed lit from within.  I was drawn to the tumultuous contrast of rioting color against the mirror like smoothness of the river.  As I painted, stillness hung in the air.  Two fishermen worked their way up the Poudre River, calling out as they cast and caught fish.  Completed en plein air.

8×10, oil on canvas panel

plein air

$250.00 $150.00 Add to cart
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"Just Stopping by to Say Hello" egg tempera, 8x10 © Nelia Harper
Just Stopping by to Say Hello 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.

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: 8×10 with a half inch white border

Limited to 250 prints.

$35.00 $24.50 Add to cart
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Follow Cow Creek, oil on canvas, 16x20 © Nelia Harper
Follow Cow Creek

It was a cool brisk morning in early spring. The snow had melted and the sun was shining down. The promise of summer was in the air. After a long hike, I returned to this scene. The light was perfect.

“Follow Cow Creek” was part of the “100 Years of the National Parks” juried art show in Estes Park, CO in 2016.

16×20, oil on canvas panel

studio

unframed

$875.00 $500.00 Add to cart
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Autumn Leaves, Egg Tempera, 9x12 © Nelia Harper
Autumn Leaves II

In a last burst of colorful glory, autumn fills the senses with leaves, wet soil and the hint of snow on the air.  Autumn Leaves II revisits a pile of leaves, tossed on the ground in a multitude of color.

egg tempera, 9×12

unframed

$600.00 $450.00 Add to cart
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Columbine Fairies, 8x10, egg tempera, © Nelia Harper
Columbine Fairies

egg tempera on traditional gesso panel

8×10

$320.00 $250.00 Add to cart
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"Loveland Feed and Grain" - Pastel - 12x16 © Nelia Harper
Next Stop: Feed and Grain – Loveland, CO

It was hot!  At 9 am, the ambient temperature was already reaching 90+ degrees.   I searched for a spot in the shade, where I could focus and not fry my skin.  Spying a level, shady spot next to the train tracks, I setup and began to outline the lines and angles of the old building.  Not long into the painting, a train roared past, carrying shiny new windmill blades.  Where once we were fed by the trains that carried grain, now the trains carry windmills to feed our hunger for energy.  Although abandoned, the building will soon undergo a renovation and be transformed into a home for artists and galleries.

pastel, 12×16

plein air

framed

$425.00 $350.00 Add to cart
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"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 $350.00 Add to cart
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Fall Along the River 6x8 Pastel © Nelia Harper
Fall Along the River

Watching fall arrive along the South Platte River in Colorado is a special treat. The water drifts past, placid and gentle.  The cottonwoods shift from green to shades of orange and bright yellows.  The grasses glow, almost iridescent in the sunshine.  Yet, in the shade, the air is cool and refreshing.  While sitting on a log, painting this scene, I watched flock of wild turkeys fly across the river, minutes later, a pair of doves drifted past.  And, while I didn’t see them, I know that deer, beaver and muskrat are nearby, busily preparing for winter.

pastel, 6×8

en plein air

framed

$165.00 $125.00 Add to cart
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"Rabbitbush" pastel, 16x20, © Nelia Harper
Rabbitbush Greeting Card 5×7

5×7 Greeting Card

Blank Inside

Printed in heavy-duty #110 lb cardstock.

Includes white envelope.

$4.00 $3.50 Add to cart
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"Through the Fog" - Egg Tempera - 12x9 on Board © Nelia Harper
Into the Fog Greeting Card | 5×7

5×7 Greeting Card

Blank Inside

Printed in heavy-duty #110 lb cardstock.

Includes white envelope.

$4.00 $3.50 Add to cart
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"Just Stopping by to Say Hello" egg tempera, 8x10 © Nelia Harper
Just Stopping by to Say Hello Greeting Card – 5×7

5×7 Greeting Card

Blank Inside

Printed in heavy-duty #110 lb cardstock.

Includes white envelope.

$4.00 $3.50 Add to cart
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Autumn Leaves, Egg Tempera, 9x12 © Nelia Harper
Autumn Leaves Greeting Card – 5×7

5×7 Greeting Card

Blank Inside

Printed in heavy-duty #110lb paper.

Includes white mailing envelope.

Single cards are shipped in a rigid mailer by First Class Mail.

$4.00 $3.50 Add to cart
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"Aspen Meadow", 11x15, Pastel, © Nelia Harper
Aspen Meadow Greeting Card – 5×7

5×7 Greeting Card

Blank Inside

Printed in heavy-duty #110 lb cardstock.

Includes white envelope.

$4.00 $3.50 Add to cart
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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 $45.50 Add to cart
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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 $45.50 Add to cart