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Susan Kraus Fine Art

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Susan Kraus - a native Kansan who loves to paint.

Nature is my inspiration and the Flint Hills are my home.

As a very young child, my family drove to our grandparents' cabin in the Ramapo Mountains in Rockland County, New York. Even then I loved nature, the passing scenery, winding dirt roads, forests, and the cold, cold creek we played in.

During my teen years I drew portraits and took watercolor and photography classes. It was as a teen that I experienced Rocky Mountain National Park, which had me hooked on photographing the landscape, the changing light, and wildlife.

 

My husband and I  have since taken our kids to parks all across the US - me with camera in hand.

 

More recently, I have been applying myself to the study and painting of landscapes where I strive to create peaceful, interesting, uplifting art.

Scroll down to view a compilation of decades of fun with oil and pastel painting. Some were completed in the studio and some en plein air. If you find something you like, contact me via email at krausranch@gmail.com

 

Happy Trails!

Down the River of Golden Dreams

Grand Teton National Park
oil on linen

5 x 8.25
(personal collection)
 

Flint Hills Shade
oil on linen
8 x 10

$120
 

Awakening
oil on linen

9 x 12
(personal collection)
 

Mare's Tails at Sunset
oil on linen

10 x 16
$240
 

Flint Hills Bison
oil on linen

10.25 x 16
(entering in a competition)
 

Jingle Dancer

Symphony in the Flint Hills 2023
oil

7 x 9
$94
 

Lake San Cristobal

Lake City, Colorado
oil on linen

8 x 12
$144
 

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Flint Hills Moonset
oil

6 x 6
$54
 

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Santa's Headed Home
oil on linen

2 x 2
(gifted)
 

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Flint Hills Sunrise
oil on linen

9 x 12
$162
 

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Ducks Flocking
oil

8 x 8
$96
 

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Blue Skies - Green Hills
oil on linen

20 x 30
(entering in a competition)
 

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Winter is Coming
oil

9 x 12
$162
 

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Bear Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park
oil

7 x 9
(gifted)
 

Snow Aglow
oil

6 x 8
$72
 

Black Canyon in Blue

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
oil on linen

7.5 x 12
$135
 

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September Solitude

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
oil

7 x 9
$94
 

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Custom Cutting

Wheat Harvest NW Nebraska
oil on linen

10 x 12

$120

 

Lil Egypt, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
oil on linen

11 x 14
(sold on commission)
 

Fall Color
oil

7 x 9
$94
 

Goin' Home
oil on linen

12 x 16
$288
 

Great Crested Flycathcher
oil

7 x 9
$94
 

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Washington Coast
oil on paper

8 x 12

$96

 

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Blue Sky

Arches National Park
oil

6 x 8

$72

 

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Calm before the Storm

Maine Coast
oil on paper

8 x 12

$96

 

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Juniper

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
oil

12 x 16

$192

 

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Summer Sunset
oil

6 x 8

$72

 

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Lucky Ducks

Grand Teton National Park
oil on paper

8 x 12

$96

 

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Leaves a Shadow
oil

5.5 x 9

$45

 

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Green Valley

Wabaunsee County, Kansas
oil on linen

10 x 12

$120

 

A Place to Rest
oil on linen

6 x 8
$72
 

Whitetail Buck
oil on linen

8 x 10
$80
 

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Coyote at Dusk

Rocky Mountain National Park
pastel on velour paper

8 x 8

$96

 

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Wabaunsee County Spring
oil on 
linen

8 x 10

$80
 

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Sally, Our Family Favorite
oil
8 x 10

(personal collection)

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Shady Day

Echo Cliff Park
oil

7 x 9

$63

 

Blue Grass Dawn 
oil on paper
5.5 x 11.25

$55

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Afternoon Shade

Bridger-Teton National Forest
oil
6 x 8

$72
 

Balancing Rock

Arches National Park
oil
7 x 9

$94
 

Breaking Dawn on Vera Road

Wabaunsee County, Kansas
oil on linen
6 x 8

$72
 

Aspens Aglow

Grand Teton National Park
oil on paper

7.25 x 10

$70

 

Gobbler and Hens
oil on linen

8 x 10

$80

 

Herd of Deer
oil

7x 9

$63

 

Round Bales
oil on linen

8 x 10

$80

 

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Juniper

Black Canyon of the Gunnison
pastel

8 x 10 (framed)

$95

 

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Canyon Pass

Arches National Park
oil

7 x 9

$94

 

Foggy Morning Shrimp Boat

Mobile Bay, Dauphin Island, Alabama
pastel

12 x 16 (framed)

$288

 

Sunshine Special

Bridger-Teton National Forest
oil on linen

8 x 10

$120

 

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Apple Blossom
pastel on velour paper

8.5 x 11.25

$88

 

Red Dawn
oil

7 x 9

$63

 

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Countin' Cows
oil on linen

8 x 10

$80

 

Denali National Park
oil on paper

5.5 x 7.5

$35

 

Pinecone for Breakfast
pastel on velour paper

7.75 x 9.75

$63

 

Mormon Row

Grand Teton National Park
pastel

6 x 8
(personal collection)
 

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Spring Calf

pastel on velour paper

4 x 7

$42

 

Big Sky; Little Cows
oil on linen

12 x 16

$192

 

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Muddy Road
oil on linen

8 x 10

$80

 

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Echo in the Valley
pastel

8 x 10
$80
 

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He Leadth Me
pastel

4 x 10 (framed)

$60

 

Twisted
oil on linen

9 x 12

$108

 

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Golden Light
oil

11 x 14

(personal collection)

 

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Fall Splendor

Grand Teton National Park
pastel

6 x 8 (framed)

$72

 

Dappled Light

Acadia National Park
pastel on velour paper

8.5 x 11.25

$88

 

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Flint Hills Forever
oil on linen

8 x 10

(sold)

 

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Pretty Pasture
pastel

6 x 8 (framed)

$80

 

Fallen Pine
oil on paper

6 x 8
$48
 

Milkin' Barn
oil on linen

8 x 10

(sold)

 

Daisy Trail
oil

8 x 10

$80
 

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Cottonwood Sentinel
oil

8 x 16

$128

 

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Prairie Cone Flowers
oil 

9 x 12 (framed)

$162

 

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May Sky
oil on linen

8 x 10

$80

 

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Renewal
oil on paper

8 x 14

(sold)

 

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Follow Your Path
pastel

9 x 12

$108

 

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Blue Hues
pastel diptych

(2) 5 x 5

(sold)

 

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Coneflowers and Butterfly Weed
pastel

6 x 8 (framed)

$58

 

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Vera Road
pastel

4 x 6 (framed)

$40

 

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Pink Bunny
pastel

4 x 6

$24
 

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Wabaunsee Waterfall
oil on paper

3.75 x 6.5

$24
 

Hill and Dale
pastel

9 x 11.5 (framed)

$110

 

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Daisies on Divide Road

Wabaunsee County, Kansas
oil

8 x 10

$80

 

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Babbling Brook
pastel

9 x 12 (framed)

$120

 

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Hedge Posts and Wild Flowers
oil

7 x 9 (framed)

$80

 

Game Trail
oil on paper

5.5 x 7

$35

 

Apple Tree
oil on linen

6 x 8

$48
 

Kuenzli Matriarch

(Magdalena and granddaughter Edna)
oil on linen

8 x 10

$80
 

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Wandering Water
oil on paper

6.5 x 10

$60

 

Skyline Road
pastel

6 x 8

$48

 

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Lilacs
oil

7 x 9

$63

 

Westward View, Skyline Road 
oil

8 x 10

$80

 

Big Sky Country

Flint Hills, Kansas
oil

8 x 10

$80

 

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Antelope

 Grand Teton National Park
oil

20 x 24

(personal collection)

 

Sunrise
pastel

6 x 8

$48

 

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Sweet Erin
pastel

12 x 16

(personal collection)

 

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Scottish Terrier
pastel

8 x 10

(sold)

 

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Nine Lives, Cat's Eyes
pastel

4 x 6

(personal collection)

 

Freyr
pastel

9 x 12

(personal collection)

 

Coneflower
pastel

2.5 x 3.5

$10

 

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Bird Song
pastel on velour paper

8.5 x 11

$88
 

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Jenny Lake

Grand Teton National Park

oil

7 x 9

$63
 

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Golden Hour

Grand Teton National Park
oil on linen

8 x 10

$80

 

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Bull Elk in Moonlight
oil on paper

7.5 x 12

$84

 

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Cottonwood on Divide Road

Wabaunsee County, Kansas
oil

7 x 9

(sold)

 

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Daisy Chain
oil on linen

8 x 10

$80

 

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Tallgrass Prairie
oil

9 x 12

$108

 

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Morning Light
oil

6 x 12

$72

 

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Pretty in Purple
oil

9 x 12

$108

 

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Surreal Beauty
oil

5.5 x 9.5

$45
 

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Grandpa's Manure Spreader
oil

7 x 9

(gifted)

 

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Home/Pet Portrait
oil on linen

12 x 16

(sold on commission)

 

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