Exciting thing for 2018

In the June of 2018 I will be joining a new gallery in Lake City, Colorado called Silver Street Fine Art. I will be painting there for one week from July 11-14. I plan on painting in plein air in the morning and at the gallery in the afternoon. Please come join me for morning painting or see me in the afternoon at the gallery.

Visit Silver Street Fine Art website to see my art, as well as 10 other great artists. http://www.silverstreetfineart.com/



First colors of Spring

I could not believe it. The first colors of green have appeared in the peach orchard. Small tuffs of newly awoken grass' have broken and delicate blossoms are coming alive

Throughout the day I watch the lone orchard worker make his way up and down the rows of trees slowly and carefully trimming individually selected branches. Unlike how I prune a tree which is a mass slaughter, he elements the non fruit baring twigs and leaves the rest. This whole week, I have been able to spot where he is in the orchard by locating the big blue tractor pulling the white flat bed trailer. Sometimes dust scatters behind him as he makes his way down the dirt lined row, creating a more defining marker.

It is still too cold to go out and paint much. Luckily I find the views out my studio window sufficient another panel or two.

I can tell you, I am yearning for spring. I am most looking forward to painting the virgin colors of spring. I am also looking forward to playing in the garden, riding my bike and being out in the Colorado spring sun.

Painting in the studio and exploring new painting techniques.

I have been painting in oils on panels and canvas and in watercolors on paper. Because of the cold, I have been in the studio painting mostly the views from my studio in Palisade, Colorado. My studio looks over a peach orchard with the Bookcliffs mesa and the Colorado River and in the far distance the Colorado National Monument. All day the colors change, as the snow comes and goes and the sun changes the mode of this winter landscape.

As part of painting endeavors, I have been taking workshops with local artist at the Blue Pig in Palisade, Colorado. The program is called "Make Art". It is one of the best concepts I have ever had the pleasure to experience. To be able to spend the day painting with other professional artists for just a few dollars is an incredible return on the investment. There is usually one or two other artist during the make art class. The artist share their techniques, methods, and philosophy while painting.
I am also attending a day long work shop with Daniel Young, a well established oil painter and instructor.

I will be giving a presentation on blogging and website design on March 10th. At this time it will be at the Alphine Bank in downtown Grand Junction, Colorado. Please contact me for more information.
I have uploaded new images of new paintings and would love to hear from you what you like or what you think. Drop me a note.

Thank you for stopping by
Nancy Lewis.

Painting Plein Air

I love painting outside because the colors are so fresh and the light inspires me. Here are a few photos of me painting outside.

Nancy Lewis painting at the Colorado monument
Nancy painting at the Kiva Koffee in Escalante, Utah

Friendship Bridge Book

I am very excited about the book my husband, Randy Fay, and I just published. We got the inspiration for this project while we where in Guatemala doing volunteer work with Friendship Bridge for Kiva.org

Take a look by clicking here