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Ancient Guardians   ~  Plein Air Painting from Ireland!

Ancient Guardians ~ Plein Air Painting from Ireland!

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
12 x 16 inches (L x W)
Behind a major mansion that I stayed at for a week, while in Kilarney, Ireland, out back was this large pastoral area, perhaps a race track at one time, that consisted of a raised wall, wide enough to walk on, bound on one side with ancient beech trees, and on the other side, azaleas that were taller than two story houses! This "wall - path" went around maybe a mile or so, coming back to it's beginning. After walking for perhaps an hour, in awe, I found myself back at the beginning, and this magnificent Beech tree! Wish I had a person included, to show it's massive size! Once again, this as with any other creation, can be ordered as a Canvas Giclee Print, or, commission to create an original, using this as the 'study'... thus working YOUR choice of colors and size to fit your needs! Feel free to contact us!!
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Denny's Valley

Denny's Valley

Robert Walton
Oil
30 x 24 inches (L x W)
In March 2022 Robert Walton's last creations (14 total) will be offered during The C.M. Russell Week in Great Falls Montana. If you are interested in any of Robert's work, feel free to contact us at bbillups42@gmail.com. The first 2 months of 2019, Robert worked in the studio non-stop, to catch up with the 2 months he had lost (due to his right arm being in a sling), creating around 16 beautiful oil paintings. The last thing he did, 3 days before becoming ill, took these creations to have them scanned and made into canvas prints, so that many could share the beauty that he created. We lost Robert in May of 2019, so these are the last available originals of Robert Walton. This is one of Robert's last creations, another gorgeous creation. It is also available as a canvas giclee print in editions of 100. Contact Billups for your custom size and price. All canvas giclees are shipped rolled in tubes, to save you money, which can be applied to your personal framing needs ....... Please also visit more of Robert's art: www.bettybillups.com

Free Spirits

Free Spirits

Betty Jean Billups
Oil on Porcelain
3.5 x 2.5 inches (L x W)
Any figure, horse, wild life or person, that has this white background...these are ALL oil on Porcelain! These are no longer made, and originally made for circuit boards for computers!! These are wonderful to group portraits of children or pets, or even wild life! Feel free to contact us...and if you have special photos for the animals, be glad to work with them!

Glacieral Flow, Glacier Park MT ~ Plein Air

Glacieral Flow, Glacier Park MT ~ Plein Air

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
12 x 20 inches (L x W)
A few years ago, I was granted an "Artist in Residence for Glacier Nat'l Park". In which I was given a cabin overlooking a wonderful lake, for an entire 2 weeks of freedom, painting to all hours of the evening, and all locations! In exchange the Park accepted one of my creations for payment! As with almost ALL THE LANDSCAPES in this section, being for "WESTERN ART COLLECTORS" , 95% of the landscapes presented here are from the West. Ok, a couple a tad further than the California coast: Catalina Island, and yep one a tad further: from Ireland....but for the BEAUTY to share!! Why not!! ;+)

Hamilton Cove ~ Catalina Island

Hamilton Cove ~ Catalina Island

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
8 x 12 inches (L x W)
Long ago taken home to a patron's collection. Again, another scene with water...this time, the far side of Catalina Island...out there in the Blue Pacific!! And should you want this, it can still be ordered as a canvas giclee, to whatever size you would desire!!!
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Heaven's Rest  ~ Glacier Park

Heaven's Rest ~ Glacier Park

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
12 x 16 inches (L x W)
Another capture at the Park! Glad I was there early in the year, so the snow was still dominating and bringing that extra beauty to put on my canvas! Another creation why on my "Artist in Residence at Glacier Park". As with all the landscape in this section, most can be ordered as canvas giclee prints. I only will do 50 TOTAL prints, no matter the size. So, if you are interested, hope to hear from you!!

High Mountain Passes

High Mountain Passes

Robert Walton
oil
24 x 30 inches (L x W)
In March 2022 Robert Walton's last creations (14 total) will be offered during The C.M. Russell Week in Great Falls Montana. If you are interested in any of Robert's work, feel free to contact us at bbillups42@gmail.com. The first 2 months of 2019, Robert worked in the studio non-stop, to catch up with the 2 months he had lost (due to his right arm being in a sling), creating around 16 beautiful oil paintings. The last thing he did, 3 days before becoming ill, took these creations to have them scanned and made into canvas prints, so that many could share the beauty that he created. We lost Robert in May of 2019, so these are the last available originals of Robert Walton. However, with the closure of the Great Falls Art shows in 2020, no one to this date has seen these gorgeous creations! Which will be shared here, for the first time! Canvas Giclees can also be ordered, to whatever size you would choose...please feel free to contact us, and let's talk!!

Jewel of the Sierras Plein Air Painting

Jewel of the Sierras Plein Air Painting

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
28 x 22 inches (L x W)
Like a couple of other "plein air captures" this piece seemed to take off, as the sky continued to explode as the lowering sun lit up the clouds, giving full support to the "diamond" in the rough, along the water's edge! I am often surprised how I ever got that large of a painting completed, as the light continued to change from what I started with, to this "jewel" in the northern mountains of California. It is still available, and also canvas giclee prints are offered...you just need to let us know what size, and we'll get back to you!!! And all canvas giclees are in editions of only 50! No matter the size...just ONE EDITION SIZE, for ALL SIZES of prints! Please inquire!

Lookin' Back

Lookin' Back

Betty Jean Billups
Oil on Porcelain
3.5 x 2.5 inches (L x W)
These small high quality porcelains were initially made for circuit board for computers! By the same company that made the exterior porcelain heat shields for the Space Shuttle! They are no longer made. Heck, look at that cell phone you have in your hand! It talks, it walks, it photographs, it does just about everything except the dishes!! This little guy is the size of your credit card!! SO, nope they do NOT make circuit boards like they use to, thus no need for these little gems! Thank goodness I discovered them, gosh 40 years ago (heck, am I THAT old!)...the same year that Charles and Di got married...actually THE DAY they got married! I'm just so thankful I found who the creators were, and ordered ever size they had available. This is one of the smallest (also a 3x3)....and the largest is a 5x7 inch. They are NOT glazed, very porous, so they absorb the oil paint and make a really good bonding..

Looking for Rebecca

Looking for Rebecca

Betty Jean Billups
22 x 28 inches (L x W)
Well, for those who love "Western", don't want to disappoint you...so here is a horse for ya! Sure these two little gals don't mind sharing! Years ago, I use to go to Mountain Man Rendezvous, and would set out a trade blanket for beads and other hand made items. And something special: set up my paints so that I could do 16x12 oils of any buckskinner that could hold still long enough!! THAT was my JOY! Painting from life These two young girls grabbed this little pony when it young blond haired owner, jumped off and just took off! The two calling "Rebecca" ever so often, but I really don't think they cared if she came back!! Neither did I!! As with any animal creation, I work from my own reference, in the studio, to whatever size I feel it needs to be! This creation can be ordered as a canvas Giclee print (editions of 50 only), to whatever size you prefer!!

Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
20 x 16 inches (L x W)
When the morning light first hits a landscape, when the sun peaks around the top of a hill, the light can be quite intense! I have never been an artist that wants or even knows how, to exaggerate a color. But this creation comes close to just that! I often looked at this and wondered where the heck did I find that color...besides on my palette! I really went out on a limb (excuse the expression) when I "went for it"! Willing to even scrape off the paint, if it did not work. BUT, I think this one got the best out of me!! Also available as a canvas giclee print. Please contact and let us know what size you would like!

Morning Shadows

Morning Shadows

Betty Jean Billups
Oil ~ Plein Air Painting
12 x 8 inches (L x W)
All of my landscapes are all captured on the spot...that is known as "plein air paintings". So the rush of water, is constantly moving, and my goal is to attempt to capture that power and liquid flow!! Tho this is still available, it is small, but a canvas giclee print can be ordered, to any size you desire!! This would be a great one several feet tall!!

Ram's Head

Ram's Head

Betty Jean Billups
Oil on Porcelain
3.5 x 2.5 inches (L x W)
Any figure, horse, wild life or person, that has this white background...these are ALL oil on Porcelain! These are no longer made, and originally made for circuit boards for computers!! So my small stash, when gone, that will be the END of these little jewels!! These are wonderful to group portraits of children or pets, or even wild life! Feel free to contact us...and if you have special photos for the animals, be glad to work with them!

Running Eagle Falls  ~ Glacier Park, MT

Running Eagle Falls ~ Glacier Park, MT

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
20 x 16 inches (L x W)
A two week sojourn for me at Montana's Glacier Nat'l Park, brought me some wonderful hours of not only gazing, but enjoying the beauty of that Park!! And it was somewhat off season, so like having the park all to myself! In exchange for the two weeks, the Park now has one of my paintings in their collection. Would love to give them another, but not sure who to contact. This painting as others can be ordered as a canvas giclee print, editions of only 50...to keep them extra special!! Feel free to contact us, if you are interested!

Sacred Dancing Cascade  ~ Glacier Park

Sacred Dancing Cascade ~ Glacier Park

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
16 x 20 inches (L x W)
Another capture from Glacier Park Montana, during a 2 week Artist in Residence I was granted! Given a cabin by a lake, and roamed that park for 2 weeks, from sunrise to sunset! What a magnificent week! The original is still available, not sure I want to let it go! BUT a canvas giclee can be created to any size you choose...just contact us, and we'll see what we can come up to!
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Safe Shelter  ~  Plein Air Painting

Safe Shelter ~ Plein Air Painting

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
24 x 18 inches (L x W)
Created on the Far side of Catalina Island, has been in a private collection for a number of years. Created entirely on location, known as a "plein air painting". About the only thing done in the studio was signing and framing it! ALL of my landscapes are created "en plein aire"...that is, on location. ....Please also visit more art at www.bettybillups.com

Shadow Side of Winter

Shadow Side of Winter

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
36 x 36 inches (L x W)
In North Idaho, there are many lakes, just about every turn of the road. This one is up towards Canada, north of Priest River, known as Priest Lake, with it's infamous rock: Chimney Rock seen on the shadow side of the peak! Yes, this entire painting was done on location (known as a plein air capture), and on my hands and knees. Thank goodness it had not rained for a few days!! I created these on panels that are 24" wide....that way I've been able to do 10 foot tall paintings, and still get them out of one location, to another, without the use of a moving truck! AND should you want a painting like this, on one panel, that is your choice, and then YOU will have to come and get it!!

Spirited

Spirited

Betty Jean Billups
Oil on Porcelain
3.5 x 2.5 inches (L x W)
Any figure, horse, wild life or person, that has this white background...these are ALL oil on Porcelain! These are no longer made, and originally made for circuit boards for computers!! So my small stash, when gone, that will be the END of these little jewels!! These are wonderful to group portraits of children or pets, or even wild life! Feel free to contact us...and if you have special photos for the animals, be glad to work with them!

Springtime In Jackson

Springtime In Jackson

Robert Walton
Oil
36 x 24 inches (L x W)
Walton was one of the few artists that did "remarques" on his prints when framed (that is extending the image onto the matted area of the framed print), to the extent that he did. This is an original, and he decided to extend the original into the linen liner of the frame! TOTALLY UNIQUE, and one of a kind!!

Sun Aflame  ~  Plein Air Painting

Sun Aflame ~ Plein Air Painting

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
Sometimes when the sky lights up, and the paints are ready, powerfully colorful pieces like this spring out of my brush!! The secret: Paint FAST! No time to futz around!! The dark silhouette of trees helps support the powerful light show the sky had that moment! This painting can be created as a canvas giclee print (editions of 50), to almost any size you can imagine!!

Sunset Over Emerald

Sunset Over Emerald

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
Another painting of water...and it's supportive characters, unlike all other bodies of water, unique unto itself. And should you enjoy a larger version, how about a canvas giclee, made to your desired size!! Contact us, and lets see what we can do!!!

The Last of Sand Creek  ~ Plein Air Painting

The Last of Sand Creek ~ Plein Air Painting

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
48 x 60 inches (L x W)
All of my "mural size" painting (all landscapes are done on location, yes on my hands & knees!) are created in 24" widths, so that they can be handled easier, than one large unit. This painting, for those familiar with Sandpoint Idaho, I was at the back corner of the Panada Theater, painting this piece, the day before these cottonwoods were chopped down, to make room for the bypass!! The clouds may have been done the same day, or I may have taken a number of my 16x20 plein air cloud paintings, and finished this up in the studio. BUT pretty much doubt it! Why? because the great color in the clouds and the sky that surround them...that much gentle color, cannot be captured from any photograph!! And should you like it, but not want the divisions (the black lines separating each canvas)...I can use this as a study, to create one the size you would like. BUT, you have to have a rig, to move it from my studio to your home or office!!

Thru the Eyes of a Child

Thru the Eyes of a Child

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
16 x 20 inches (L x W)
Many years ago I use to travel to the mountains to partake in Mountain Man Rendezvous! This capture was from that time period, and the original is long given a home in a patron's collection of art! However, it is available as a canvas giclee print. If you are interested, contact me for the size you would be interested in, and we'll see how that will work out! OR if you've children, who love to play "dress up"...let's talk!! But I usually only work from my photos...but let's see what developes!!
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Tidal Marsh

Tidal Marsh

Betty Jean Billups
oil
8 x 12 inches (L x W)
Water comes in all sizes and shapes and locations...which is a blessing for us artists! This little jewel has a new home in an Eastern State, and hangs with several of my cloud paintings...by a fella who spent his career "up there in the clouds", working for an air lines!! However, canvas giclee prints of any size can be ordered to fill your desires!!
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Times Between

Times Between

Betty Jean Billups
oil
22 x 28 inches (L x W)
One of many Water Lilies created over the years. The original is available. Can be custom ordered as a canvas giclee print (Ed. of 50)... And if a large room, this can be created as a canvas giclee print, which would be a great enhancement to ANY room!! To view more water lilies .... www.bettybillups.com

Water Reflections

Water Reflections

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
12 x 12 inches (L x W)
Another expression of "water"...no folks, it really is JUST PAINT! But boy, what magic, huh? This is still available, but can be ordered any size you want as a canvas giclee print. Contact us, and let's talk

Whose Lookin'!?

Whose Lookin'!?

Betty Jean Billups
oil on porcelain
3.5 x 2.5 inches (L x W)
This little guy is the size of your credit card! The porcelain is porous, so it absorbs and make a great bond with the oil paint. Being so small all the ones that I create, come framed...this one is exceptionally handsome ~ the frame carries the great energy of this bison! If you are interested in your pets, or even grand children having their "portraits" done in this small intimate method, feel free to contact us. These would be the ONLY PHOTOS that I would work from, that of your treasures! .... For all other portraits, be they animals or people, I will only work from my own photos!!

Winter's Last Flame

Winter's Last Flame

Betty Jean Billups
oil
24 x 24 inches (L x W)
First time in a few dozen years that I've ever submitted any of my paintings to a nat'l "competition"....< not even sure this was a "competition"...but they did hand out some sweet acknowledgements! Many artists claim their paintings to be "plein air", which means it was done on location, and NOT in the studio and NOT from photo reference. This one call for entries, had one section titled: "PLEIN AIR AORK ONLY"...so thought I'd toss one out there, and see what happened. Well, guess there was not a lot of competition, because "most plein air" creations may have been started on location, but finished in the studio. ALL of my plein air landscapes are done on location. Even the large mural size > 24" x 36/46/60 or even 10 feet tall!! ALL are done on location, on my hands and knees. As for the "studio" merely touching up smears or a few inches that needed "tweeking"...but not more than 10 or 15 minutes worth, and then signing and framing the creation. So, yes it was a surprise to be honored with the "Best Plein Air Work Only Award"!! Canvas giclee prints are available at this time...and perhaps sometime in the future, or to the "right" patron, I may consider letting this one go!!
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Winter's Rest

Winter's Rest

Betty Jean Billups
Oil
12 x 16 inches (L x W)
Many boats are put to rest over the winter months. Either for storage or to be worked on, and prepared for next summer's outtings! This was in the Catalina boat yard a few years back. And it can be made into any size canvas giclee you choose. Contact us, and let's talk!!