America the Beautiful

 The paintings in this series were inspired by a summer long, cross-country motorcycle trip I took several years ago.  My partner & I piled camping gear, cooking utensils, clothes & leathers into the saddle bags & the back of our brand new Indian Chief and off we went.  I was lucky enough to ride on the back of the bike where I didn't have to pay attention to anything but the scenery. We took county roads & country byways, staying as far from big cities and interstates as possible.  What a way to see the country!   From beaches and prairies to curvy mountain roads, we took scenic drives in nearly every state.  Ironically, I was in the middle of Kansas when I realized that the horizon was constantly beside me and ever-changing (well, maybe not so much in Kansas :-) That's when the inspiration for this series hit me.  A study of horizon lines from all over the country.  Luckily the horizon never disappears so I continue to create more works in this series I like to call "America the Beautiful".

To see additional works available for purchase please visit my Etsy store or contact me directly at Jnassano@Cox.Net.

"Surreal Sunset" pastel, 12x5"    AVAILABLE / $275

"Surreal Sunset" pastel, 12x5"   AVAILABLE / $275

"Carquinez Bridge" pastel, 12x5"

"Carquinez Bridge" pastel, 12x5"

"Storm on the Horizon" pastel, 12x5"

"Storm on the Horizon" pastel, 12x5"

"Church on the Hill" pastel, 12x5"

"Church on the Hill" pastel, 12x5"

"Sea Mist" pastel, 12x5"

"Sea Mist" pastel, 12x5"

"Abandoned Chicken Coop" pastel, 12x5"

"Abandoned Chicken Coop" pastel, 12x5"

"Wildflowers" pastel, 12x5"

"Wildflowers" pastel, 12x5"

"History" pastel, 12x5"    AVAILABLE / $275

"History" pastel, 12x5"   AVAILABLE / $275

"Blue Sky" pastel, 12x5"

"Blue Sky" pastel, 12x5"

"Summer Storm" pastel, 12x5"

"Summer Storm" pastel, 12x5"

"Pier" pastel, 12x5"

"Pier" pastel, 12x5"

"Break of Day" pastel, 12x5"

"Break of Day" pastel, 12x5"

"Midnight Sun" pastel, 12x5"

"Midnight Sun" pastel, 12x5"

"Lone Tree" pastel, 12x5"

"Lone Tree" pastel, 12x5"

"Rain Across the Plain" pastel, 12x5"     AVAILABLE / $275

"Rain Across the Plain" pastel, 12x5"   AVAILABLE / $275

"Into the Storm" pastel, 12x5"

"Into the Storm" pastel, 12x5"

"Daybreak" pastel, 12x5"

"Daybreak" pastel, 12x5"

"Big Tree, Little Shack" pastel, 12x5"

"Big Tree, Little Shack" pastel, 12x5"

"Midwest Sunset" pastel, 12x5"

"Midwest Sunset" pastel, 12x5"

"Sunrise on the Water" pastel, 12x5"

"Sunrise on the Water" pastel, 12x5"

"Cast Shadows" pastel, 12x5"

"Cast Shadows" pastel, 12x5"