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"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

" Startled " nest of twigs & leaves with eggs & blue bird feathers, antique vintage cigar box, contemporary realism, oil painting by jeanne illenye




"Startled"
18 x 14 inches / oil on canvas
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Resting upon an antique Honduras cigar box, an intricate nest of twigs, grass & leaves protects three precious white eggs with pure blue, downy soft feathers fluttering lightly as a startled mother takes flight.

6 comments:

m collier said...

Very nice image.

suzanneberry said...

Breathtaking! Beautiful concept. I love this.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, M! As so many of my paintings are from my "Little Gems" series, I chose to paint a larger canvas featuring one of my many nests collected over the years. Of course the eggs are my own addition as nests are always left in their natural environment until the snow flies! Thanks for your lovely comment. Jeanne

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much Suz! This concept was originally a bit of an accident while I was designing the composition for this canvas. When placing the blue feathers, I had the idea to add one fluttering down from above...and then considered that it might be fun to show a little more of the scene by hinting at mom's presence. Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Jeanne

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Lovely, your work is outstanding. Jeanne, I have an award for you on my blog. I hope you don't mind, if you are to busy it's not a problem.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Joan! I truly appreciate your lovely comment. Thank you too, for the award and I will link back to your blog. Jeanne

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