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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

BIG 24x24 NEST with oak leaves, moss, blue & brown striped feathers

24x24 inches / oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Suitable for contemporary, country or traditional room settings, this BIG bird's nest is based on so many of my smaller Little Gems paintings and makes a dramatic presentation which I'd wanted to do for quite some time!  
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Katherine Thomas said...

I love this! The colors, the detail... the reflections on the table... I especially love the composition, with the large expanse of darkness above the fragile little nest of eggs. Gorgeous.


Thank you SO much, Katherine! This composition is one I've repeated so often as it pleases me also with that expanse of negative space; rich in depth, it plays such a powerful supporting role directing the focus onto the delicate contents of the nest. Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Jeanne

suzanneberry said...

Jeanne, this is simply stunning! Bravo!


Thank you SO much, Suz! I have to admit, this was a lot of fun to paint on such a large scale! Normally, I work this basic composition in 6x6 inch sized panels but to have the freedom to paint much larger was great! Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

I love this settings and the reflection of the feathers are beautiful


Thank you SO much, Anudeepa! The rich depth of earth tones really accentuates my nest paintings, particularly this one which is more in a spotlight than some others. Reflections are always a delight particularly on a dark surface. Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

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