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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

Available "Startled II" - still life oil painting bluebird nest in vintage box contemporary realism capturing nature's transient beauty

"Startled II"
18x14 inches oil on canvas
 This is my second oil painting featuring this charming theme of a Bluebird being startled from her nest with feathers flying.  The first featured a nest resting atop a vintage cigar box and here her nest is tucked into an antique wooden box.  I especially enjoy painting the details such as wood burned logos, torn paper label and partially missing brass hinge.  Of course the shadow of the floating feather adds that sense of dimension and motion from a hurried escape!
Following is my first painting on this theme, "Startled" 

" S t a r t l e d "
18 x 14 inches / oil on canvas
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.

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