Nancy’s Inspiration for Landscape Paintings

“You cannot live in Montana without having breathless moments of awe every day.  The skies are endless inspiration for color, clouds, thunder, rain and brilliant azure days.  I take many photos and try to paint plein air in oil for that very reason.  Last winter I was outside doing some snow paintings after the day warmed up following a new snowfall.  The shadows cast by trees and gullies were so very blue, I questioned what I was seeing!

When the canola fields are in bloom, a great swath of cadmium yellow serves as the foreground, with a backdrop of the distant Rocky Mountains and a cobalt blue sky.  It is a simple and elegant landscape waiting to be painted.

I do quite a few tree paintings on silk, having recently completed a large commissioned rainbow eucalyptus piece, more than 6 feet tall.  Other favorites are the aspen and river birch in the autumn, my favorite time of year.  The tall cottonwood trees seem to have their own agenda, and when they cast their shadows across a white farmhouse I HAVE to try to capture that.

I have painted commissions of homesteads in eastern Montana and Canada where families grew up and no longer live.  When visiting the Isle d’Aix off the western coast of France, I photographed French school children in their colorful nautical stripes building sandcastles along the beach – those paintings are in my future!  One family of French extraction in Louisiana commissioned some lavender fields and farmhouses for their bedroom.  I gladly took that on.”

The Lightness of Being

$18,000

Dip and Sip

$900
SOLD

Two For the Show

$1,000
SOLD

Little Ruby

$825

Valley Wetlands

$850

Into the Woods

$1,500

Next Gen

$16,500

A Day in the Desert

$2,300

Mount Whitney, California

$5,000

Moraine Lake, Alberta

$125

St. Mary Lake

$650

Snow Cap St. Nicholas

$5,150
SOLD

Moonlit Grand Teton Traverse

$5,150

The Calm at Waterton

$325

Night Rider

$1,900

The Lightness Of Being By Moonlight

$4,500

On The Buffalo Ground

$2,900

Going Home Is Such A Ride

$1,900

Bridget of the Island

$2,400

Trail to Hidden Lake

$2,450

Riders Before a Storm

$4,500
Passing it On | Nancy Cawdrey Gallery & Lounge

Passing it On

$12,500

Big Sky Country

$500

Hundred Acre Wood

$6,000
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Reynolds Creek Runoff

$1,750
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Two Medicine Moon

$1,000
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Cool Runnings: Glacier Park

$2,500

Red Osier Creek

$7,250

Mountain Time

$10,000

December Moon

$1,500

Apres Monet

$1,250

Lake McDonald

$1,250

Near Fish Creek Rocks

$1,750

Secret Garden

$650

Sacred Ground

$1,300