morning glory flowers in blue and ivory lavender ribbon Spring Floral Wreath wreathe watercolor by Nancy Lee Moran colors of lavender, rose, green, flowers of viola magnolia columbine lilac grape-hyacinth lavender ribbon morning glory flowers in blue and ivory

"Art, Like Cookies for the Soul" ~ Nancy Lee
Tulip Glow oil painting by Nancy Lee Moran, detail of its garden scene
April in Nebraska
Welcome Tulips!

Spring Flowers ~ Floral Paintings ~ March April May

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Here I painted each flower from life in watercolor.
Spring Wreath #2 watercolor by Nancy Lee Moran Spring Wreath (Wreathe) watercolour of flowers created from the artist's own sketches in colors of pink, violet, crimson, green, lavender.
I am keeping these two wreaths in my own collection, to create greeting cards.
Spring Wreath #2 watercolor by Nancy Lee Moran Spring Wreath (Wreathe) watercolour of flowers created from the artist's own sketches in colors of peach, red, green, lavender and yellow


Two details from my oil painting "Tulip Glow."
The original 8x10 has sold.
Detail #2 of 2007 Tulip Glow oil painting by Nancy Lee Moran, original art sold by Lewis Art Gallery - colors of green, orange, violet and yellow.
Detail #1 of 2007 Tulip Glow oil painting by Nancy Lee Moran, original art sold by Lewis Art Gallery - colors of green, orange, violet and yellow.

I dreamed up some colors that would really GLOW.

Inspiration: I found appealing the way these two stems intertwined. The Angelique tulips bloomed in my own garden in 2008.

"Pas de Deux" is a French ballet term meaning Dance of Two.
Original 5x7 Oil Painting, sold by Lewis Art Gallery in Omaha NE in 2012
2008 7x5 oil painting titled Pas de Deux (Dance of Two) by Nancy Lee Moran in colors of brown, red, magenta, green, violet.
"Fragrant Grace"

The oil painting sold in 2007.

Iris are a favorite flower of mine.

My yard has peach, white, yellow, lavender, violet and blue ones.

Fragrant Grace by artist Nancy Lee Moran, white iris flowers 10 x 6 original oil painting with a dark brown background

Flowers of Springtime . . .

I hope we all will find pleasure in the simple beauties of the spring time.

Angelique Tulips: I planted bulbs in 2004, then again in 2007. The blossoms, which are fragrant, remind me of peonies or wild roses. On April 14th the first leaves emerged in my garden. In 2010 spring weather in Nebraska has been a crazy-quilt mix of chilly and warm days.

A Recipe for You . . . SPRING CAKE

For my friend Debi's 2004 birthday cake, I took a fully-opened Angelique tulip, cut the stem off, and misted it with water. I sprinkled it with white crystal sugar and shook off any extra. Then I placed it onto an clear-acetate-plastic circle (to protect the cake), securing it with a piece of rolled tape. Onto the top of the cake it went, where it looked lovely on the strawberry icing. Any kind of tulip would work, as well as a cluster of daffodils.


Tulip leaf detail, 2008 7x5 oil garden painting, titled Shadow Dance, by Nancy Lee Moran, Nebraska NE artist, contemporary artist
Original 5x7 Oil Painting
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2008 7x5 oil painting titled Shadow Dance by Nancy Lee Moran, colors of brown, red, yellow, green, violet. Inspiration: Angelique tulips bloomed in my own garden in 2008, strong shadows on the softly tilled soil.  After I took a reference photo, I mixed all the paint colors in the garden from life observations and altered the flower colors to be less-pink and more-red.
"Shadow Dance"
Floral detail of 2008 7x5 oil painting, titled Shadow Dance, by Nancy Lee Moran, Nebraska NE artist, contemporary, colors of violet eggplant, green, coral orange, peach
Here I was fascinated by the strong shadows on the softly tilled soil. After I took a reference photo, I mixed all the paint colors in the garden from life observations and altered the flower colors to be less pink and more coral.


Title Grandma's House, art by Nancy Lee Moran in 2002, oil painting, Victorian blue house, girl, boy, John Deere pedal 4020 tractor, pansy pansies, dogwood, birds, cats, lab dog, in colors of blue violet lavender purple, green, gray, burgundy pink
"Grandma's House"
2002 Oil Painting size 24 x 30 inches, by Nancy Lee Moran
The original art has been sold.



Nebraska portrait commission, brother and sister, John and Jessie ages eight and two, pastel art, painting of peonies, peony, hills, trees, 24 x 25 inches, by Nancy Lee Moran in 2000, created from the Moran's own photos and sketches, colors of mauve, pink, red, green, blue

A Springtime Portrait, "A Moment in Time"
Nebraska Portrait Commission in Pastel 2000, size 24 x 25 inches, created from Nancy's own photos and sketches
     This painting was featured in the magazine Nebraska Life September 2001 issue, in an article written by Lisa Papenhausen on pages 62-66 about Moran.
     In this 2000 pastel commission of brother and sister John and Jessie, Jessie's grandmother sewed her lovely dress. I took reference photos of the children in their own yard, knowing that the patron wished for me to include the hills of southeastern Nebraska near the Missouri River in the background. I suggested peonies for the foreground, finding beautiful peonies to paint in my own town, then added the peony color in a bow on Jessie's dress. I wrote to the patrons when delivering their art: Peonies are fleeting, like childhood . . . beautiful flowers, beautiful children, in the Nebraska landscape that has become home to me, and to your family. Lewis Art Gallery of Omaha framed the portrait.



Photo #10 of the back of a doll dress made by Hankie Couture
Designed by Hankie Couture
Photo #11 of a doll clothing detail by Marsha of Hankie Couture
Fine Details
Photo #1 of a repainted Kish Fall-Seasons doll painted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2009 and dressed by Marsha of Hankie Couture
Simply Beautiful!
My repainted vinyl doll Sasha is ready for breezy spring days in this fashion by my friend Marsha.


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