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  • It all began in Brontë country

    Jane Eyre. Wuthering Heights. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Each of these books, penned separately by the three Brontë sisters, touched, inspired and even terrified me -- eventually prompting a visit to their former home in Haworth, England, and the birth of my oil painting for others. This painting, Heather on the Moors in Brontë Country, Yorkshire, England, is a tribute to the power and insight of the words penned by Charlotte, Emily and Anne, who lived much of their lives in the Haworth Parsonage in Yorkshire. I painted it for a friend who shares an appreciation of 19th century British literature. (She's actually the one who inadvertently steered me toward painting for others, after she asked if she could buy a different painting I made of Brontë Country -- a shocking surprise). This piece depicts the purple heather flowers, an old farmhouse, a traditional stone wall, and the distant hills and dales. It is nostalgic, simple and serene. I visited this beautiful moor country on a literary pilgrimage with my oldest daughter, then eight, a few years ago. Just arriving in the area gave me goosebumps and nearly brought me to tears. (I'm admittedly a bit sappy!) We toured the Brontë's home in Haworth, walked around the school where the sisters taught, ate a meal in the nearest pub (which was once a morgue!), and most nostalgic: We went for a walk amidst the heather on the moors. With my level of personal bliss, one would have thought I had met the authors themselves! "We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us ..." -- Charlotte Brontë in Jane Eyre, chapter XXVIII Here are a few photos we captured from Brontë Country -- if you've read any of the Brontë's books or other literature that talks of the moors, you may particularly appreciate the heather in bloom under an overcast sky: We took home a few souvenirs, including beautifully bound copies of the three mentioned books and an idea to replicate a display of hair locks from each family member. (The bottom left photo is my daughter looking at the Brontë family's hair locks, and the bottom right photo is our family's version hanging in our living room.) Prints and blank folding greeting cards of this painting are available at Etsy.

  • Long Blue Line

    The tradition of the Long Blue Line is the legacy of all who have faced the challenge and ultimately graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. In this painting, a long blue line stretches along the ground under USAFA from left to right. It is a picture of the long, adrudous journey faced by all who persevered through the great opportunity of the Academy, set at the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. “Long Blue Line" oil on gallery wrap canvas by Glory Paulson 18” x 24” x 1.25” ©2024 The Long Blue Line began with the first graduating class in 1959 and includes roughly 60,000 graduates, including many great military heroes, businessmen, astronauts, athletes, politicians, and the like. Graduates looking to connect with their roots in the Long Blue Line can visit the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates to see how they can plug in with fellow alumni. // Original USAFA artwork and gifts available at https://www.glorypaulsonfineart.com/usafa?Category=Original%2520Paintings #usafa #longblueline #colorado

  • Pike's Peak and the Air Force Academy

    There’s nothing like a piece of original artwork to commemorate and remember a special place or event, especially the U.S. Air Force Academy. This painting, “Pike’s Peak and the Air Force Academy,” simply highlights the cadet area below a distant Pike’s Peak, turned purple in the distant, cloudy sunset. This painting is on gallery wrap canvas, painted around the edges. It can be framed or not. Whether you are a tourist looking for a classic keepsake or have connections to USAFA, a fine oil painting of the beautiful Rocky Mountains at Colorado Springs is a perfect momento. It's also a perfect gift for a graduate. https://www.glorypaulsonfineart.com/original-oil-paintings “Pike’s Peak and the Air Force Academy" oil on gallery wrap canvas by Glory Paulson 11” x 14” x 1.5” ©2024 #usafa #pikespeak #colorado #coloradosprings

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  • Gallery of USAFA, Palmer Divide, Colorado, Ocean & Still Life Paintings | GloryPaulsonFineArt

    Body of Work Some of these pieces are in private collection, and many are either available in my online shop , at another venue or online , being reworked, or are unlisted. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in acquiring any of them or if you have any questions -- thank you! Colo rado LAN DSCAPES SEE COLLECTION > Greater Colorado LANDSCAPES SEE COLLECTION > Palmer Divide & Tri-Lakes Air Force Academy LANDSCAPES SEE COLLECTION > & Pike's Peak Ocean LANDSC APES SEE COLLECTION > Miscella neous Landscap es SEE COLLECTION > Landscapes Still Lif e SEE COLLECTION > Colorado (Greater) Greater Colorado "Living Skies" [Westcliffe, Colorado] 16" x 20" Oil on Panel "Afternoon Aria Above Tree Line" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Collegiate Peaks] 16" x 20" "Afternoon at Mount Yale" [Rocky Mountains, Collegiate Peaks] 11" x 14" Oil on Wrapped Canvas "Canoë en Montagne" [Westcliffe, Colorado] 8" x 10" Oil on Panel "Maiden Voyage" [Westcliffe, Colorado] 12" x 12" Oil on Panel "Summer's End at a Mountain Lake" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Cottonwood Lake, Buena Vista area] 11" x 14" "Heading West at Sunset and Moonrise" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Rocky Mountains] 11" x 14" "Sunset Skies at Lone Cone" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available 11" x 14" "Above Tree Line" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Collegiate Peaks] 8" x 10" "Evening Serenity" [Colorado] 8" x 10" Oil on Canvas Board "Three Aspens at Sunset" [Colorado] 14" x 11" Oil on Linen "High Country Haven" [Colorado] 11" x 14" Oil on Linen Tri-Lakes Palmer Divide & Tri-Lakes Area | Colorado "Foothills" [Larkspur, Douglas County, CO] 41" x 29" unwrapped Oil on Belgian Linen "Dream" [Larkspur, N of Palmer Lake] 10" x 20" Oil on Wrapped Canvas "Serene Skies" [Castle Rock, Colorado] 16" x 20" Oil on Panel "Green Pastures" [Larkspur, Douglas County, CO] 12" x 12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas "Gentle Morning" [Rattlesnake Butte, Larkspur] 16" x 20" Oil on Panel "Soft Evening" [Open Space, Larkspur] 30" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas "Hope in Winter" [Palmer Lake, CO] 16" x 20" Oil on Board "Palmer Lake Star, to Remember" [Palmer Lake, CO] 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas The Star Over Palmer Lake," no. 2 [Palmer Lake, CO] 11" x 14" Oil on Wood "Morning at the Buttes" [Open Space, Larkspur] 11" x 14" Oil on Panel "A Cool Sunset at the Foothills" no. 2 IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Perry Park Road] Oil on Wood 11" x 14" "Reflections at Monument Rock" no. 2 IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available Oil on Linen 11" x 14" "Quiet Morning After Heavy Snowfall on the Larkspur Moors" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Perry Park Road, Larkspur] Oil on Canvas Panel 16" x 20" "Undaunted" 12" x 12" oil on gesso board "A Thousand Hills" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Noe Road, Larkspur] Oil on Wood 12" x 24" "Hay Bales Along the Railroad" [Colorado, Allis Ranch] 11" x 14" Oil on Linen "Into the Fog" (at Spruce Mountain) [Colorado, Spruce Mountain] 24" x 36" Oil on Linen "Out for a Hike on a Snowy Evening" [Colorado, Spruce Mountain] 14" x 11" Oil on Linen "Hungry Horses at the Foothills" [Colorado, Douglas County] 24" x 36" Oil on Linen "Three's a Crowd Under an Austere Sky" [Colorado, Greenland Ranch] 24" x 36" Oil on Linen "Snowy Day on the Farm" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Perry Park Road, Larkspur] Oil on Canvas 11" x 14" "Sunset North of Spruce Mountain" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [Noe Road, Larkspur] Oil on Canvas 11" x 14" "Snug at a Rustic Colorado Ranch" [Colorado, Greenland Ranch] 11" x 14" Oil on Belgian Linen "The Weather is Changing" "A Bright Home in a Grassy Land" [Colorado, Greenland Ranch] 24" x 30" Oil on Linen USAFA & PikesPeak U.S. Air Force Academy & Pike's Peak "Aim High" [U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY] 18" x 24" x 1-3/8" oil on gallery wrap canvas "Air Force Academy at the Foothills" 6" x 8" Oil on Belgian Linen "Long Blue Line" [U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY] 18" x 24" x 1.5" oil on gallery wrap canvas Time and Tradition [USAFA] 12" x 12" x 1.5" oil on gallery wrap canvas "Air Force Academy Memories" 6" x 8" Oil on Belgian Linen "Sanctuary Pointe View" COMMISSIONED WORK IN PRIVATE COLLECTION 10" x 10" Oil on Wood "US Air Force Academy Below Pikes Peak at Sunset" [US Air Force Academy] 11" x 14" Oil on Belgian Linen "Pike's Peak and the Air Force Academy" 11" x 14" x 1.5" Oil on Gallery Wrap Belgian Linen "Purple Mountain Majesty at the Air Force Academy" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION 8" x 10" Oil on Canvas "U.S. Air Force Academy Under a Living Sky" 11" x 14" x 1.5" Oil on Gallery Wrap Belgian Linen "Time and Tradition" No. 2 [USAFA] 10" x 10" oil on canvas panel "An Air Force Academy Sunset" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [US Air Force Academy] 8" x 10" Oil on Linen "Serene Sunset Over Pike's Peak" [Pike's Peak] 11" x 14" oil on canvas panel "Pike's Peak Reflections" [Pike's Peak from Meadow Lake] 10" x 8" x 1.5" Oil on Gallery-Wrap Canvas "Pike’s Peak above Monument Creek" [Pike's Peak] 36" x 24" Oil on Linen "The Front Range" [USAFA & Cheyenne Mountain] 8" x 10" oil on canvas "Laughter-Silver Wings" [Pike's Peak] 8" x 10" Oil on Wood "Autumn Sunset" [Flat Iron north of USAFA] 8" x 10" Oil on Canvas "US Air Force Academy in Gold," no. 2 [Colorado, USAF Academy] 11" x 14" Oil on Belgian Linen "US Air Force Academy in Gold," no. 3 [US Air Force Academy] 8" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel "US Air Force Academy in Gold," no. 1 [US Air Force Academy] 11" x 14" Oil on Belgian Linen "U.S. Air Force Academy in Blue," No. 2 [Colorado, USAF Academy] 11" x 14" Oil on Belgian Linen "U.S. Air Force Academy in Blue" no. 3 [US Air Force Academy] 8" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel "US Air Force Academy In Blue" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [US Air Force Academy] 11" x 14" Oil on Linen "U.S. Air Force Academy in Red" no. 3 IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available [US Air Force Academy] 11" x 14" Oil on Linen OCEAN Ocean "Eternity" [Pacific Ocean] 12" x 12" Oil on Board [Work in Progress] [Pacific Ocean] 36" x 48" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas "Virtuoso" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION [Pacific Ocean] 10" x 8" Oil on Belgian Linen Panel "Still Wet" 24" x 36" oil on canvas "Rugged Coast" [Pacific Ocean] 16" x 20" Oil on Board "The Deep" [Pacific Ocean] 12" x 12" Oil on Board "Renewal" 11' x 14" Oil on Gesso Board [ WORK IN PROGRESS ] [ Pacific Ocean ] 11" x 14" Oil on Gesso Panel "Potential" [Pacific Ocean] 16" x 20" Oil on Board Misc Landscaps "A Bison at Home: Old Faithful" [Yellowstone National Park] 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas "At the Lake" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION [Sheridan Lake, Black Hills, SD] 10" x 10" oil on canvas panel ©2023 "Countryside Sunset," no. 1 11" x 14" Oil on Board "Love Grows in the Forest ..." COMMISSIONED WORK IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Oil on Canvas 11" x 14" "Friendly Cows, All Brown and White" [Midwest] 11" x 14" Oil on Board "Ohio Country in Late Winter, Cedarville" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Oil on Canvas 11" x 14" Misc. Landscapes Still Life Still Life "Glazed Pottery with Green Apples" 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas "Prospecting" 12" x 24" oil on gesso board "Textured Stillness" 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas "Apples In Wave Bowl" 11" x 14" Oil on Belgian Linen "Teatime: Porcelain Teapot with Apples" 11" x 14" Oil on Wood "Apples in Blue Bowl" 11" x 14" Oil on Belgian Linen "Classic Still Life Lemons" 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas Board "Stoic Raspberry" 10" x 8" x 1.5" Oil on Wrapped Canvas "I'm Glad Life Gave Me Lemons" 8" x 10" Oil on Canvas "Three Pears in Front of Subway Tile" 11" x 14" Oil on Board "Wild and Crazy Onion" 14" x 11" x 1.5" Oil on Wrapped Canvas "Three Happy Pears" 8" x 10" Oil on Belgian Linen "Pink Roses in Vintage Mason Jar" 14" x 11" Oil on Belgian Linen "Fleurs en Bleu " 14" x 11" Oil on Canvas "Whisped Pink Roses in Vintage Mason Jar" 14" x 11" Oil on Belgian Linen "Still Life White Candle and Pomegranate" 14" x 11" Oil on Belgian Linen "Poppies After a Storm" 14" x 11" Oil on Linen "Still Life Tapered Candle and Pomegranate" 14" x 11" Oil on Belgian Linen "Pear and Lemon in Dish" 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas "Wildflowers in Pewter Vase with Apples" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available Oil on Linen 11" x 14" "Three Pears on a Counter" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available upon request Oil on Gessoboard 8" x 10" "Still Life White Pitcher and Green Apples" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available Oil on Canvas 11" x 14" "Three Pears for a Friend" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available Oil on Canvas 8" x 10" "Still Life Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Green Apples on a Striped Tea Towel" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available Oil on Canvas 11" x 14" "A Promise of Hope" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available Oil on Canvas Panel 5" x 7" "Three Pears in the Blue" IN PRIVATE COLLECTION Prints Available Upon Request Oil on Gessoboard 8" x 10" SHOP BUY NOW OIL PAINTINGS > INQUIRE OR COMMISSION AN ORIGINAL TODAY >

  • About Colorado & USAFA Oil Painter Glory Paulson | GloryPaulsonFineArt

    Hi there! I'm Glory, a self-taught American oil painter, living and creating most of my paintings on a ridge in the Rocky Mountain foothills of Larkspur, Colorado. A 2002 Air Force Academy graduate and former Air Force Public Affairs Officer, I'm now a veteran, military spouse, mother of four, and fine artist privileged to have offered my artwork for sale since 2020. ​ I capture landscapes that highlight the surrounding beauty in the Palmer Divide, the Air Force Academy, Colorado, and beyond. I also love to paint traditional still life highlighting the simple things in life. TRADITIONAL OIL PAINTS To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. I use traditional, slow-curing oil paints, mostly on natural surfaces of linen, cotton, and wood. I also use modern products and materials where they facilitate my work. Using the old paints, I enjoy carrying on the legacy of the early oil painters and feel connected to the heritage of humanity past with its traditions, culture, and craftsmanship. In a sense, it is a reminder that age-old wisdom and beauty can help ground and guide us into the future, in a world increasingly governed by prescribed thought and idealization of technology. I believe individual liberty is an essential element to a society where people can live beautifully. I still cherish the oath I once took to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Creating traditional art is one way I promote a culture embracing the classic ideals of beauty, goodness, wisdom, and a love of truth. It's also a lot of fun! LOVE OF NATURE & OLD ART Painting began as a hobby in my youth, and a childhood spent canoeing, camping, and playing amongst the lakes, rivers, and forests of Minnesota developed in me a love of nature. A former distance runner, the fondest memories I have travelling all over the country and the world are from the scenery enjoyed while running. ​ In my children's early years, we homeschooled and enjoyed weekly art study of the Master artists. We also frequented the fine art museums in D.C., Dayton, Cincinnati, and Denver. A close-up appreciation of the Masters has always inspired and informed my taste. AIR FORCE VETERAN & MILITARY SPOUSE I graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2002, where I studied political science and French. I was in squadrons 32 and 10 and ran varsity Cross Country and Track. I also served as a Group Honor Chair, did Airborne with the Army, and enjoyed language immersion in France. Forever grateful for my experience at USAFA, I idealize the virtues of duty, honor, character, integrity, and a love for my country. It is my great privilege and joy to offer the Long Blue Line Collection to remember and honor this beautiful, powerful place. After commissioning, I served as an Air Force Public Affairs Officer, first at RAF Mildenhall in England then at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. My last day in the Air Force was also the day I wed my husband, whom I met when we both ran Cross Country and Track at USAFA. He is still active duty and is able to run 50-mile races -- I should start listening to his advice on injury prevention. Now blessed with four amazing children, we've relocated several times, owned a couple farms, and have supported a couple long deployments to remote Afghanistan (stories there!). INSPIRED BY TRAVEL Global travel of earlier days instilled in me a great appreciation of Old World beauty, art, and charm. In high school, I only made it as far as Mexico. While attending USAFA, I was able to visit India, Haiti, and Mexico with YWAM, and Israel and France in a cadet capacity . While active duty, I absolutely loved living and working amongst the British during my service in England, though several of my closest friends happened to be from South Africa. As if the regions of Great Britain weren't glorious enough, the architecture, history, culture, and landscape of all Europe was literally a tiny flight away (yay, Ryan Air!). I parasailed, spelunked, and cycled through Switzerland; explored my way through Norway; rode the train and ate through Italy; hiked through Germany; walked through Belgium; walked A LOT through Israel (just a heads up: the U.S. Consulate, now Embassy, does not prefer you get close walking past in the middle of the night); and explored all over France (a favorite memory being caught by the tide and having to return on my run through a spiky hilled forest). In my work capacity, I also spent time in Germany, Poland, and North Korea. I have such beautiful memories meeting and working with wonderful people! ​ After becoming a civilian, my husband and I enjoyed a babymoon to Israel where my first unborn child got to trek up Masada, float in the Dead Sea, and drive a car all over the country (just a note: The signage to East Jerusalem is not clear, but we didn't have any troubles once we accidentally arrived there). ​ Everywhere I've travelled, I've been inspired by the great people, food, beauty, and history, and I credit the experience of traveling with developing my love of traditional oil painting . HOBBY TO BUSINESS Painting began for me in childhood -- for pleasure, gifts and my own decor. ​ I bought my first oil paints as a lieutenant in England, but they confounded me, and I didn't pull them out again for almost 15 years -- and they were as good as new! I enjoyed experimenting and playing with them to create whatever struck my fancy. ​ Soon after, a friend asked if she could purchase one of my paintings, then a professional artist friend asked if I'd paint her something. And voila! my painting career officially began. I've since grown to enjoy offering my work through various venues online, locally, and sometimes in person. My first individual art gallery exhibition was in 2021. COLORADO LIVING I am thrilled to currently be settled in Colorado where there is no shortage of gorgeous landscapes. ​ My studio overlooks some of Douglas County's Open Space, where foot trails abound. ​ At heart, I am an outdoor adventurer, feeling most alive when moving along out of doors. While my body doesn't seem to want me to distance run anymore, I'm thrilled I still get to hike and take pictures for later painting. ​ Our family sometimes camps and travels, with the Pacific Coast being one of my treasured occasional jaunts. ​ Most of my paintings are created at my home studio, where I live with my husband, our four children, and several dogs, cats, and chickens. ​ [This video, possibly only available on desktop, was taken by me atop Mount Elbert.] CALLIGRAPHY & WATERCOLOR Two other Old World artistic passions of mine are traditional dip-pen calligraphy and watercolor painting, though I don't currently spend much time creating these works. ​ I offer these pieces via greeting cards and special order prints. VIEW CALLIGRAPHY & WATERCOLOR > Artist Associations Palmer Lake Art Group, former Member Oil Painters of America, former Associate Member Plein Air Artists Colorado, former Member Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, former Artist Member INQUIRE OR COMMISSION AN ORIGINAL TODAY >

  • Shop Greeting Cards of USAFA, Palmer Divide & Colorado | GloryPaulsonFineArt

    Shop Greeting Cards They are beautifully made, and it adds to the pleasure of sending a thank you note to know that the recipient is receiving the gift of one of these cards! Liz, AZ A2 Custom Order Greeting Card Set, Blank Price $14.00 A4 Custom Order Flat Note Card Set Price $18.00 A7 Custom Order Greeting Card Set, Blank Price $18.00 Milestone Gift for Air Force Academy, Card and Decal Price $15.00 Basic Cadet Training Graduation Gift for Air Force Academy, Card and Decal Price $15.00 Thank You Greeting Card Set, Modern, Blank (A2) Price $14.00 USAFA A2 Flat Fine Art Note Cards of U.S. Air Force Academy, 4.25" x 5.5" Price $14.00 USAFA A4 Flat Fine Art Note Cards of U.S. Air Force Academy, 4" x 6" Price $18.00 USAFA A7 Blank Folding Fine Art Cards of U.S. Air Force Academy, 5" x 7" Price $18.00 Retirement Gift for Air Force Academy Grad or Stationed, Card & Decal Price $15.00 Separation Congrats for Air Force Academy Graduate, Personal Card and D Price $15.00 Promotion Congrats for Air Force Academy Graduate, Personal Card and D Price $15.00 Commitment Gift for Air Force Academy Cadet, Personalized Card and Decal Price $15.00 Recognition Gift for Air Force Academy Cadet, Personalized Card and Vinyl Decal Price $15.00 AFSC Assignment Gift for Air Force Academy Cadet, Personalized Card & Decal Price $15.00 Hundred Days to Graduation for Air Force Academy Cadet, Personal Card and Decal Price $15.00 Ring Dance Gift for Air Force Academy Cadet, Personalized Card and Decal Price $15.00 Graduation Congrats for Air Force Academy Cadet, Personalized Card and Decal Price $15.00 Commissioning Congrats for Air Force Academy Cadet, Personalized Card and Decal Price $15.00 Appointment to USAFA Gift for Air Force Academy, Personalized Card and Decal Price $15.00 USAF Academy Class Color Greeting Card Set, Blank (A2) Price $12.00 Thank You Greeting Card Set, Traditional Texture, Blank (A2) Out of stock INQUIRE OR COMMISSION AN ORIGINAL TODAY >

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