Sunday, March 18, 2018

Two of My Favorite Paintings

One of my favorite paintings
but sorry, I don't know the artist.
Love this one...artist unknown.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Behind Every Great Artist

I Love Color

I didn't paint this but found it on FB and was available to share. Until I paint something new I'll post some paintings by others that I find beautiful or just plain interesting! I'm in more of a writing state of mind. :) 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Bob Ross - In the Midst of Winter (Season 31 Episode 12)

I love Bob Ross and his style of painting.

I had his painting materials, watched him on TV and did several landscapes - some of my best paintings, actually.

Just proves there is no one style that is the best - it's all a personal choice and it's fun to learn different styles and mix it up now and then. Happy painting!

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

New Art Tradung Cards Received

I received these wonderful ATC (artist trading cards) today - the horsie is called, "Got Treats?" and painted by Molly W. from Texas, and the colorful, "Swinging from the Trees," was done by Nancy M. from Hawaii! This is why I am offering to trade these "little ones" with anyone who paints them - it is so much fun and a great way to meet new people!
ATC measure 2.5"X3.5" and are available on art supply stores online, like Blick Art and Jerry's Artarama. Join in...let me know if you're interested - get in on the trading!

Find me on FB on my page:  A Lion Under the Sun
Read my posts here on Blogger, and my Art Speak messages info can be found on:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Art Speak Message from My Painting, "Mandala"

A "Spirit Art" Painting by Nancy Shewchuk
Its "Art Speak" Message Follows
My "Art Speak" Message from "Mandala"
is an example of what you may
receive from your own painting.
I am content. I have the circle as my symbol and shape. All things complete and whole are what I bring to you whenever you gaze my way. Freedom is a message I hold within my sacred circle. You also have the need for your freedom and sacred space or circle of friends. Share what you are able to share with family and friends and community. You will be centered, as you see I have a center that is visible...your center is hidden deep within your being. My presence in your space is reflective of your inner truth. Free your mind and contentment will be yours. Consider freeing yourself from agreements and consider what it is that truly frees your Spirit. Only then will contentment be yours for a lifetime. I am your reminder that growth is already at hand. Begin your journey to freedom - feel beauty around your sacred center.
Nothing more is required.
Written by Nancy Shewchuk
(with a little help from Spirit)
Let's Have Some Fun!  :)
If you would like an "Art Speak" message
from the essence of your painting, at no cost,
contact me and send a picture of your painting
and its title and I will email your message to
you via WP. Read all about "Art Speak"
and messages from all of my "Spirit Art"
paintings on my web site:

Monday, February 19, 2018

Art Speak Message from my painting, "Clouds Under the Sun"

"Clouds Under the Sun"
A "Spirit Art" Painting by Nancy Shewchuk
Its "Art Speak" Message Follows
My "Art Speak" Message
from "Clouds Under the Sun"
is an example of what you may
receive from your own painting.
This is what the Sun sees when he looks down from high in the Universe! The clouds you look up at, Sun looks down at, and he sees brilliant warm colors born from his own warmth. You see a variety of colors from white to pink to orange at sunset.
When you look at a cloudy sky be reminded that what you see is not the same view that others see from their views. As in life, people have different views of all that exists, including people. There are physical views and views of the mind. "Clouds Under the Sun" is a depiction of the physical view. Earth is a beautiful place to live and explore as it is encompassed by beautiful views.
Travel as much as you can to different parts of the country and world so you can appreciate the creation of the beauty of sunrises and sunsets and being warmed by the Sun knowing that you, too, are Under the Sun...and are beautiful!
written by
Nancy Shewchuk
(with a little help from Spirit)
Read more about Art Speak and how you can receive
your free message from the essence of your paintings!
Check the next post or go to my web site for more info
and read messages from all of my "Spirit Art" paintings.

ART SPEAK - Receive a Message from your Art

"I believe every painting
has something to say."
Message me with a picture
of one of your paintings that
you have given a title to.
I will communicate with the
Spirit of your piece of art and
write a free-flowing message
held within. Each message is
meant for its creator or owner.
I write these "Spirit Messages"
from the title given. They are
unexpected and inspirational
and I never know what words
will come through until I begin
writing. Each message will be
typed on WP and will be sent to
you via email so include it
with your request.
No Charge ~ Let's have FUN!
Nancy Shewchuk
For more info or to read existing messages
from my own paintings go to:
(type ART SPEAK in subject box)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Who Wants to Trade ATC - Art Trading Cards?

"Garden Window"
This Art Trading Card has a new home in PA
"Nestled in Hawaii"
This ATC is on its way to a new home in Hawaii
ATC  - Artist Trading Card - 2.5"X3.5"
I will be happy to trade these little ones anywhere in the USA and the world.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

New ATC - "Grazing"

Artist Trading Card 2.5"X3.5"
Available for Trading

Friday, February 9, 2018

Stream through Wildflowers - available for trading

"Stream through Wildflowers"
available for trading 2.5"X3.5" in folder
More ATC added as I paint...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Flying Solo with ATC - Artist Trading Cards

"Stream and Wildflowers"
Pink Beauty Above the Shore"
Anyone out there want to trade these ATC with me?
(Artist Trading Cards)  2.5"X3.5"
I will mail anywhere in the world.
You will also receive a note card from me that is a print of one of my paintings.
I'm not a fan of joining groups - they seem to be infected with cliques and I'm usually left out, which is fine by me. So I'm going "solo" to see if you artists/painters who find me here will want to trade these precious "little ones."
I'll be painting more and post when I have some.
Email me, Nancy, or message me on FB under
Nancy Stokes Shewchuk or A Lion Under the Sun

Thursday, February 1, 2018

ATC - Art Trading Cards

ATC - Art Trading Cards
These two are available for trading
with others who paint them.
"Stream through Wildflowers"
"Pink Beauty Above the Shore"
If interested in trading, contact Nancy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

"Sanctuary Overgrown" - Trading Card

"Sanctuary Overgrown"
This is a new Trading Card (2.5"X3.5") I did yesterday for an art friend who lives in Brittany, France. We're trading art much fun!
If there are folks out there who paint these and want to trade with me let me know.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Trading Cards

Trading Cards
I started painting Trading Cards that measure
2.5"X3.5" and done in acrylics.
Two are spoken for and painting more every day and they are getting better! :)  Should anyone like to trade/swap with me send me an email with name and mailing info. It will be fun to collect them!
They are:
Stream through Wildflowers
Window and Grapes
Midwest Barn
(1 left to trade from this group)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Messages from your Paintings (free offer)

If you go to my "Oils by Nancy" website:
and go to the "Art Speak" page you will read about how I receive messages from my painting's spiritual essence that I would like to offer to you from your paintings.
While I am waiting for my next online art course to begin offered by Dream Tolle Perry, I'd like to keep my creative juices flowing by writing "Art Speak" messages at no cost to you for a limited time depending on interest.
You can freely read my messages from my own paintings on the "Art Speak" page so you can see what you might expect to receive. The fun thing about writing and receiving these messages is that they bring a "hidden" message from the belly of the painting that may have nothing to do with the art itself but a message from "on High" for your benefit.
I have no control over what my messages bring forth as they come from "spirit." I let my fingers type as they are guided. Come what may! :)
So if you are interested in receiving a message from your painting and its title, that's all I need.
You can email me with the painting's title and photo attachment to:
Type "Art Speak via Blogger" in the subject box and include your name and email address and I will get back to you. I have the right to choose which paintings/titles I am able to work with as some may not be right depending on language obstacles or maybe there is difficulty with info coming through to me, or if I have too many responses.
I am looking forward to writing messages from your paintings - at no cost for possibly a limited time. Should I become overwhelmed with these opportunities, like anyone else who gets paid for their art and creative services, I may ask for a $15 donation as it does take time - this is just a trial so first come first serve.
Happy Painting!