soul and purpose

"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

painted lifesize bird's nest with blue eggs in aqua blue foley teacup oil painting

Lifesized Nest in Blue Foley Teacup
"Who says teacups are just for tea?"
6x6 inches / oil on panel
This charming Little Gem features a small nest from my collection which is painted lifesize and tucked into a beautiful aqua blue Foley teacup.  I've been planning for quite some time to paint nests in new arrangements so here's my first in that direction.  Actually, I've been painting bird's nests for well over a decade as some of you may have seen in my large, classical still lifes.  It was four years ago that I introduced my first small, solitary nest on ebay which was met with such a wonderful response that I've been creating these paintings ever since.


Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Be still my heart! I LOVE this!! What a lovely combination of straw/nest against fine porcelain, really spectacular. More, please!! (:


Thank you SO much, Diane! I have such a large collection of teacups that I never had time to paint...well, I've done the Spode Blue Italian a lot, but my favorites are the fine porcelain. Who says teacups are just for tea? :o) Thank you for your delightful compliments.

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