Friday, April 13, 2007



FORTUNE
is this week's Illustration Friday theme. Made me realize that I have quite a little thing about fortune cookies... I have several paintings that feature them. Funny when you discover themes in your work you had not consciously chosen. Sometimes I think the things we do and choose unconsciously speak of our truest nature...there is no "show" or public presentation in them!

What does it all mean? I have no idea. But a fortunate Friday the Thirteenth to you!

Chime Bird with Orange Soda and Fortune Cookies oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches

30 comments:

Alina Chau said...

beautiful painting, love the color scheme and lighting!

Emila Yusof said...

Wow! Very beautiful!

Ginger*:)* said...

I am so glad I saw this. It makes Friday the 13th a bit more bearable. Your painting is wonderful.

Caroline said...

Glorious picture and I think you are right about those images which draw us so that we draw them.

Teri C said...

Perfect illo of Friday the 13th and fortune.

BRUCE SERETA ILLUSTRATION said...

Beautiful work, all of it

bookbabie said...

We are off to PF Chang's right now, I hope I get a good fortune cookie, nice illo!

P.L. Frederick said...

Gorgeous colors—I can almost taste them. Nice composition too. You're quite a good painter.

P.L. Frederick
Small and Big

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Wow, really terrific! Amazingly talented. I'm also very fond of turquoise and orange together! Thanks for sharing it.

M. Patrizio said...

I love the colors too! The birdie is so cute!

esillustration said...

beautiful

tusen said...

the colours are really great.

SLW said...

So what is a chime bird? I love it!
The overall color scheme of the painting is wonderful.

md said...

spectacualr

kerrip said...

Wonderful depiction of fortune cookies. I love chinese food so I consider myself an expert on their form. Starlight mints and fortune cookies are a part of your true self... hmmm...

studio lolo said...

I so love coming here! Your work is enchanting and refreshing!

mike r baker said...

Beautiful!!! I love the whole painting - compisition and suject matter. Wonderful colors. A treat in more ways than one!

Roland Mechael said...

lovely work!

JO said...

Beautiful, love the orange and blue.

Pirusca said...

What realist is your picture, what beautiful! I love this image for the domestic subject!
Thaks for your comentary in my blog :)

bookyeti said...

Absolutely beautiful...so realistic. Love the use of colors and lighting.

Maggie said...

WOW! This is a great painting! I love the colors and what a great and interesting composition of unconventional objects.

Thanks for your comment.

Greg Hartman said...

Gorgeous work Nancy. I too adore you color scheme and execution.

Holli said...

Man, your paintings are awesome. I love the still lifes on your site!!

Yelloweesa said...

Olá Nancy Bea! Your work is very beautiful, indeed!! Your colors are gorgeous! And I´d like to thank you for your comments in my blog. I´m a Bea, too. My name is Heloisa Beatriz. Do you speak Portuguese??

Bill Z said...

nice - love the orange soda against the blue

Anette Heiberg said...

This looks great, and I love the colors!

Anette Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

potatomamma said...

dear nancy
your artworks are extraORDINARY! i'm not usually a fan of still lives (mostly boring) but yours are just beautiful! love the soft colors, and, wow, you are a master of oil painting =)

greetings, and thanks for commenting on my blog!
astrid
PotatoMammaDesign.com

Kathy Weller said...

Wow, this is cute.

Jared Shear said...

One of the funnest still lifes I have seen in a long time, great subject matter and fun colors!