Nancy Lee Moran

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Beauty from the Past, 2006 oil painting size 15 x 23.5 inches by Nancy Lee Moran, features three antique china porcelain plates, a red damask tablecloth, an antique wood cupboard, in Wildwood House, Nebraska City, Nebraska.  It was created from the artist’s own photos and sketches in colors of green, autumn gold, brown umber, dark brown, sienna brown, and red.

Country Historical Art



Beauty from the Past
The glowing wood with damask cloth and china provides a cozy home where friends may share coffee or tea. The inspiration for this painting came from a historical home named Wildwood House in Nebraska City, the town where Arbor Day began. The Wildwood Historic Center has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as the Jasper A. Ware House since 1973. The Wares moved to Wildwood in 1869, the Civil War era.

The 15 x 23.5 inches oil painting, in beautiful custom framing, was sold by Lewis Art Gallery in 2018.
Lewis Art Gallery of Omaha, Nebraska: 1-800-306-7733


The top image shows my first layer of paint.
Beauty from the Past, 2006 oil painting size 15 x 23.5 inches by Nancy Lee Moran, is shown with its underpainting.  It features three antique china porcelain plates, a red damask tablecloth, an antique wood cupboard, in Wildwood House, Nebraska City, Nebraska.  It was created from the artist’s own photos and sketches in colors of green, autumn gold, brown umber, dark brown, sienna brown, and red.
The broad shapes of the-first-layer-of-paint establish the art design. Some parts have strong color (like the wood cupboard), designed to glow through subsequent layers of transparent paint. Other parts express texture (the tablecloth). Later, when I glazed the tablecloth in transparent red, the texture enhanced the illusion of cloth.


Art in a home, Beauty from the Past, 2006 oil painting size 15 x 23.5 inches by Nancy Lee Moran, features three antique china porcelain plates, a red damask tablecloth, an antique wood cupboard, in Wildwood House, Nebraska City, Nebraska.  It was created from the artist’s own photos and sketches in colors of green, autumn gold, brown umber, dark brown, sienna brown, and red.

Framed art in studio, Beauty from the Past, 2006 oil painting size 15 x 23.5 inches by Nancy Lee Moran, features three antique china porcelain plates, a red damask tablecloth, an antique wood cupboard, in Wildwood House, Nebraska City, Nebraska.  It was created from the artist’s own photos and sketches in colors of green, autumn gold, brown umber, dark brown, sienna brown, and red.

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by email: nancylee@nancyleemoran.com
or phone: 402-274-3040 Central time

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