Little Gems Series small still life oil painting Fluffy Little Bird's Nest with Eggs 6x6 inches daily painting

 
Fluffy Little Bird's Nest with Eggs
6x6 inches oil on panel
 
This tiny little bird’s nest is actually painted life size, the subject being one which we had rescued from the ravages of Winter. For this painting however, I chose to add several eggs to symbolize the rebirth of Spring as it abounds just outside my studio windows; perhaps even the former occupants are contributing to the chorus I hear now. Having included birds and bird’s nests in many of my larger paintings, I chose to focus all my attention on this delicate little gem with its particular abundance of fluff. One cannot look at these tiny creations without marveling at their structure and pondering how we humans are not the only artists roaming this earth.
  

large classical floral still life white peonies crystal lace

capturing nature's transient beauty
 
Peonies in Crystal Vase with Crocheted Lace on Frayed Damask
24x12 inches / oil on stretched canvas
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yellow and pink pansy little gems oil painting

yellow and pink pansy
4x4 inches / oil on panel
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A wonderful accompaniment to the previously posted mauve pansy, this sweet little pansy features shades of mauve, rose pink and warm yellow which are simply scrumptuous!
  

mauve pink pansy little gems 4x4 small oil painting

mauve pink pansy
4x4 inches / oil on panel
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One of my favorite colors, mauve pink has that unique touch of coolness to it's hue which is beautifully set off here by a lighter pink rose background.  Shades of purple and gold make it pop!  Isn't Nature simply splendid?
  

vintage baseball oil painting little gems series

Baseball Well Played at 60
5x5 inches / oil on panel
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It’s been a couple of years since I’d painted a baseball, so it was particularly delightful to revisit this subject. This painting was personalized with the addition of “60” no doubt commemorating a very special day! 
 
 

classical fruit floral still life wine grapes roses peaches cherries fringed velvet cloth 10x8

10x8 inches oil
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A rather romantic setting basking here in a warm, soft glow . . . a mellow cordial, dew tipped grapes and a tender rose.

Large Classical Floral Still Life with Peonies, Books and Baby Robin Bird Figurine 20x16 oil on canvas

Large Classical Floral Still Life with Peonies, Blue and White Oriental Double Happiness Jar, Antique Vintage Books and Baby Robin Bird Figurine
20x16 inches oil on canvas
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classical fruit still life oil painting spode blue italian pears grapes cherries oriental screen 12x12 inches

Glistening Fruit in Spode Bowl
12x12 inches / oil
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pretty mauve pink on pink pansy art oil painting 4x4 in.



mauve pink pansy
4x4 inches / oil on panel
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One of my favorite colors, mauve pink has that unique touch of coolness to it's hue which is beautifully set off here by a lighter pink rose background.  Shades of purple and gold make it pop!  Isn't Nature simply splendid?
 

BIG silver fork wall art antique silverware flatware sterling wallace grand baroque vintage

Antique Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Fork
Triptych Left Panel
30x20 inches / oil on canvas
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...and the final piece in the triptych, the fork, which features daffodils and forget-me-nots.  I'll be photographing all the panels together for another post, but must wait for a bright day to achieve even illumination for accurate depiction of tonal values.  Oh, and don't you just love the shadows of the fork?  This triptych is quite fabulous in person as the scale is so large with overall dimensions of 30x60 inches.  I can imagine each panel framed on the wall for an elegant yet powerful statement.
 
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classical oil painting fruit flowers still life with ewer 20x16 inches canvas medium large original fine art 18th century dutch master french 19th century inspired Louis-Antoine Estachon

capturing nature's transient beauty 
"Still Life with Ewer"
20x16 inches / oil on canvas
AWARD WINNER
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This is a pivotal painting for me as it was the first completed in the old world classical style.  It was exhibited in several shows and competitions beginning in New York and won much attention and awards in the United States.  Although most of my compositions are inspired by the Dutch masters, this particular painting was originally inspired by the French flower painter Louis-Antoine Estachon (1819-1857) and is one of my first elaborate classical oil paintings featuring fruit and flowers arranged around an antique brass wine or water ewer with curvaceous detailing and handle.  Blushing pink and white English roses primulas, grapes, peach, plum and narcissi rest softly upon a dark green velvet cloth trimmed in gold fringe on a gadrooned table ledge.  The stage is set with the backdrop featuring a worn Oriental rug and a branch of apple blossoms with red raspberries for a cohesive and classical pyramidal composition. 
 

rare white robin blue willow teacup small still life oil painting 10x8 teatime fob watch ribbon pink english roses forget-me-nots lace tea caddy

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 White Robin on Blue Willow Teacup with Fob Watch, Roses and Lace
10x8 inches oil on panel
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This is an unusually whimsical composition for me, referring to my client's last name, White-Robbins.  You'll note that I even set the fob watch to 4 O'clock teatime.  I may also be offering prints and notecards of this charming oil painting in the future so if you're interested, kindly contact me at jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net
 

vintage antique silver spoon silverware flatware huge jumbo wall art decorating Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Spoon Oil Painting Triptych 30x20 inches flatware center panel of triptych

Antique Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Spoon
Triptych Right Panel
30x20 inches / oil on canvas
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...and here's the spoon which features forget-me-nots.  As is typical for me when painting silver spoons, my reflection can be seen here with eyeglasses, wearing a green shirt and my hand up to the canvas where I'm actually painting it! This has become somewhat of a trademark with my silverware paintings.  I love adding these fun little details that beckon the viewer's closer inspection.  Next up...the fork.
 
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Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Knife Oil Painting Triptych 30x20 inches flatware center panel of triptych

 Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Knife
Triptych Center Panel
30x20 inches / oil on canvas
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I've selected the antique version of these flatware pieces as they all feature a different flower, whereas the newly manufactured pieces are all the same less refined rose.  This antique knife features the roses and buttercups.  I love the soft color of the background as it has a suede like quality.  Keep checking back as I'll have the spoon and fork done soon.
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small 11x14 classical still life old world fruit oil painting lemons pewter plate lace cloth oriental rug

Lemons on Pewter Plate
11x14 inches oil
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Antique Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Grand Baroque oil painting in progress 30x60 inches triptych spoon handle shown

Antique Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware Grand Baroque
Triptych oil painting in progress 30x60 inches overall 3 panels
spoon handle shown in progress
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This is the antique version which features a different floral on each utensil, unlike the current day version which shows a less refined rose on all.  Anyone who follows my work knows I always prefer the antiques!
 
 

Green Grapes on Spode Plate with Round Wood Box Contemporary Realism Oil Painting small little gems series

Green Grapes on Spode Plate with Round Wood Box
4x4 inches / oil on panel
 
Derived from one of my larger paintings, this small cluster of grapes provided particular appeal in terms of its illumination. The quiet, muted color scheme and clean composition enhance the luminosity of the grapes, captured in the late afternoon sun through my studio window.
 
 

small 10x8 classical still life oil painting old world floral fruit dutch master style pink english roses, white lilies in glass jar, red admiral butterfly, branch of cherries

 10x8 inches / oil on canvas panel
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 Rich tones and low lighting enhance this charming nosegay which recalls smaller works by the Dutch Masters. Browning leaves and a Red Admiral butterfly communicate the essence of age as life passes through time.
 

small 8x10 classical still life oil painting Pink English Roses in Spode Blue Italian Teacup pearls lace flowers blue and white porcelain tatting embroidered lace tablecloth bumble bee

English Roses in Spode Teacup
8x10 inches / oil on canvas
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Thoughts of a leisurely afternoon come to mind with an antique embroidered, lace edged cloth, pearls cascading over a leather bound book, and fresh from the garden with dewdrops and honeybee are soft English roses gently tucked into a Spode Blue Italian teacup.

nest painting classical oil blue eggs leaf

Robin's Nest in the Shadows with Curled Oak Leaf
8x8 inches / oil on panel
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The ever popular Robin's Nest filled with precious blue eggs is not only a harbinger of Spring, but it symbolizes hope and constancy in a world often wrought with stress and uncertainty.  Seeing a Robin's nest full of eggs reminds us that there is always hope for the future and that Mother Nature prevails.

pink tree peony little gems oil painting

capturing nature's transient beauty
Pink Tree Peony
4x4 inches oil on panel
Would also be fabulous HUGE!
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After dabbling in a vast array of subjects, I've finally decided to focus my new still life oil paintings predominantly on flowers which are my absolute favorite along with everything that can accompany them such as crystal, lace, glass jars, silverware, teapots and teacups contrasting with rustic, textural elements of painted wood, moss and nests. In other words, all my favorite things of beauty. As I state on my website homepage, "It's all about beauty in nature and antiques."

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