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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

Nest #18 delicate nest lined with blue feathers reflections on table moss and twigs oil painting

Nest #18
Nest Lined wtih Blue Feathers
6x6 inches / oil on panel
Appearing like delicate fluff, these tiny, pale blue feathers create a soft and safe home for these three tiny little eggs in this oil painting.


Katherine Thomas said...

Oh my goodness! That is so beautiful! You have an amazing talent.


Thank you SO much, Katherine! Nests provide an endless fascination...nearly as much as my love of birds! Their intricate little nests are utterly amazing! I think this is #18 or 19, although I have plans for some really amazing compositions in the future as soon as I get caught up on commissions! :o) Your comments are much appreciated! Jeanne

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Such a thing of beauty! You have painted this delicate nest exquisitely. I have been trying to get some photos of a mourning dove who has nested in my pine tree...don't want to disturb her, but I did get a quick peek at some lovely pale blue eggs in there yesterday!


Thank you SO much, Claire! How exciting to get a peek of a Mourning Dove's nest! They usually have the skimpiest little collection of twigs with barely any structure at all. I'd love to see your photos sometime! Jeanne

Living It At Home said...

I love nests and this painting you have created is stunning and so sweet! Your are amazingly talented! I cannot believe you are self taught. I will show your paintings to my daughter. She wants to be an artist too.
I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! Please feel free to leave me a comment or two! I would love to hear from you.



Thank you SO much, Jamilyn! I truly appreciate your lovely comments! Nests have always provided a fascination for me as for most of us, and I'm sure your daughter will be inspired as well. Perhaps she'll try painting a nest, too! Thank you for your lovely comment and I'll head over to your blog again! Jeanne

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