PLEIN AIR/HAPPENINGS:

THE HIGHLANDS  CENTER HOSTED THE 1st PLEIN AIR ART FESTIVAL IN PRESCOTT, ARIZONA THIS MONTH. MY PAINTING WAS AWARDED 1st PLACE FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE.

I DONATED THIS PAINTING TO THE HIGHLANDS CENTER. HERE IS A LINK TO THE BROCHURE https://online.fliphtml5.com/rygp/ozqv/

Prescott Plein Air Festival 1st Place

“Willow Lake Overview”

Of Note:
FROM JANUARY 15TH TO MID APRIL, 2020, MY WORK WAS ON EXHIBIT ON THE MAYO CLINIC, SCOTTSDALE CONCOURSE.  

HERE ARE A SMALL NUMBER OF THE MANY COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE LEFT:

"Thank you for your work and memories” -- Utah

“WOW!” -- Santa Fe

“My favorite- “Where Children Played”  5  STARS" – Las Vegas

“Absolutely amazing, I’m from Wyo and a few of your pieces took me right back”

“Loved the realism”

“What a beautiful representation of life.  Tugged my heartstrings”

“So beautiful and serene, Brings joy to my heart”

“I felt like I was in the scenery you painted.  Thank you for taking me there.”

“Thank you for such lovely pictures.  They brought back many memories”  from a 86 yr old

“So real” – Wyoming

“Get a very good feeling from your paintings” -- Nebraska

“You bring beauty to the ordinary making it extraordinary”

“Thank you for your soulful paintings”

“Looking at your paintings makes my husband and I a bit happier.  Thanks”

Mayo Clinic show




mural

Mural
“ALONG FORT BOTTOM”
John Wesley Powell River History Museum Green River, Utah
16 feet x 2 ½ stories high


Mural with niece and husband

(Artist attending 150th year celebration of Powell’s historical trip, July 2019)
SOME YEARS AGO, I HAD THE PRIVILEDGE OF CREATING, PAINTING, AND INSTALLING A MURAL IN THIS MUSEUM. IT TOOK OVER FOUR MONTHS TO COMPLETE AND INSTALL. MY RESEARCH TOOK ME DOWN THE GREEN RIVER
(total trip over 160 miles) IN THE SAME LENGTH OF HIS BOAT, THE SAME WEEK AND TIME OF YEAR AS POWELL DID IN 1869-71, ONLY 123 YEARS LATER THIS HAS BEEN MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE.




“Garden Variety” 9"x12” oil/p $950 plein air
This began in the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, but got rained out, so had to finish in studio


I was asked to visit a particular exclusive winery and vineyard in the Napa Valley area to do Plein Air color studies to be used for a future project. These were painted there.
 


"Spring Mountain District 1"
9 " X 12 " On Location, Oil
/Board

"Spring Mountain District 2"
9 " X 12 " On Location, Oil
/Board

$1,200 for both combined

During the spring, a few years back, I spent a month as guest of the National Park Service, painting in the Badlands National Park of South Dakota as Artist-In-Residence.The following is a series that was finished in studio using 17 9x12 oil painting studies, along with photos taken, completed in the Park during my stay. The title is “WHISPERS from THE BADLANDS” This title is result of many times while painting out at some remote location (Plein Air) I would hear people talking in hushed tones..whispers….it would get so bad, I would have to lay my brush down, walk around to try to find them…..but there never was anyone there. This happened many times during the 17 paintings I completed there.


"From The Ranchlands Below" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas

"The Grasslands" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas



"Sage Creek Basin and Bison" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas

"Lone Cedar Near Cedar Pass" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas


"Evening Shadows With Deer" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas

"The White River" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas


"Atop Sheep Mountain Table" 15"x30" Oil/Canvas

"The Color of Rain" 15"x30" Oil/Canvas


"Springtime: An Original Homestead" 15"x30" Oil/Canvas

"Whispering Peaks" 15"x30" Oil/Canvas
All are the same size, and all custom, matching frames, taking a year and a half to complete. Corporate purchase required.
 

Some time ago, over 40 of us participated in a juried Plein Air event sponsored by the city of Casa Grande, AZ . Even though the judging was questionable all seemed to have a good time.

.

"Food City" 9x12 Oil/Panel $690


Back to Top of Page

 
Copyright © 2021 Harold Nelson