Friday, October 5, 2007



OPEN
is the topic of today's Illustration Friday! I was very happy to see this theme, as I have quite a little thing about open boxes as characters in my still-life paintings. There is something so generous-looking about an open box, as well as it being (to me) of "architectural" interest!

Ducky Buns Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches

51 comments:

EC (Lisa) Stewart said...

Oh! Very nice!

JO said...

Your paintings are as always gorgeous.

murphy girl said...

it's so inviting! gorgeous, indeed!

Mim said...

love the blue duckie

Diane Duda said...

This is really so good!

JO said...

Thanks for your comment. Had to tell you my husband actually worked with a Pandora, she was a harpist.

helen said...

Your work is really lovely - a treat

helen said...

Fantastico - Peace and quietude - *not easy * a winner

Laurel Neustadter said...

What a beautiful still life! Love the colors and composition.

eugenia gina said...

nancy, is so- highly skill piece of art!- phew.. I wish someday I'll get into this stage...! love it :D

studio lolo said...

Beautiful lighting here. Your still lifes always take my breath away. I mean, who'd ever think of putting donuts and a rubber duck into a composition, yet you are a master at this by being able to see and paint the beauty in everything.

rbaird said...

Wow...this is absolutely beautiful!

Cathie said...

very nice and unique subject matter. like it a lot.

Teri C said...

Beautiful painting. Perfect for 'open'.

Monica said...

Very beautiful, Nancy Bea. Your still lives are always very engaging, your choice of objects, colors and the wonderful use of light.

Kevin M. Scarbrough said...

The visual rhyme of the duck and bread loaves makes such a wonderful setting, as does that beautiful red and blue/green texture.

flora said...

I love the lighting and colors in this painting! It's absolutely beautiful!!

Ginger*:)* said...

Mmmmm.. this is just so yummy looking. The open box, the loaves, the tone, texture, and warmth of the painting all work so well together. The mood you have created is one of those times when the light bathes an object in that perfect moment. And you have captured the moment to be revisited over and over again.

Dora said...

this is absolutely beautiful!
love it! =D

Mary said...

Thanks so much for you kind comments about my work. I have to say that your oil painting is amazing, I was never any good with oil paints and I'm still working on my watercolour technique.
Open boxes is a great idea, I have a thing for boxes too, they're just so useful and there's something satisfiying about opening a box to find what's inside and about hiding things within them. Boxes are a bit like books really, possible portals to new exciting things, or very old memories.
I hope you had a lovely weekend,
Mary

Michelle said...

You are an amazing artist! Love the open box - it is so inviting!

NANCY LEFKO said...

your painting is beautiful...you have such a talent. I'm in awe of the ability to paint like you do...

Abbie said...

Hi Nancy,
Oh, your paintings are most divine!
Open boxes do lend themselves to giving and generousity don't they?
:) Abbie

Anke said...

Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Beautiful paintings here!

Josh (musarter) said...

This is beautifully rendered. Great color and texture.

JRJ said...

Amazing rich color---I love your work! Great theme interpretation also. yummy!

imwithsully said...

It makes me think there is something delicious and inviting in the box. So intriguing.

Cathy said...

Fantastic painting - really interesting contrast between the muted colours and air of mystery - and the subject matter itself. The sort of painting that makes you think about it, and what's behind those open boxes - really starts to trigger off the imagination!

DesigningFairy said...

Your paintings are so amazing--so rich with details and smooth as silk.

a.g.barrows said...

wonderful..very nice light and color here...
good work!

ValGalArt said...

very beautiful!!!

Heather said...

Yummy! You've done a great job of creating an overall richness in this piece that compliments the subject.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Oh Wow! I love your work! This is so beautiful and so fitting for the theme "open,"
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. I truly appreciate it and I always love to connect with other artists and find new blogs to read.
:)

Kim Carney said...

yummy, all the way 'round.

HARDWAX said...

Ah, just sublime. I know how much I love a painting, by how much I'd like to be a part of it. I want to sit in the beatiful lighting, with the little duck, open box, and fresh bread.

enigma said...

argh, my comment's gone again. i just want to say that this is a gorgeous painting, i admire your sense in light. i am now learn to paint in oil, i hope i can be as good as you! :)

thefridayfrog said...

just so lovely! the duck is such a nice unexpected surprise of color. :))

janie said...

beautiful painting, you are brilliant at creating peaceful atmospheres, and the light you catch is amazing.

Jules said...

Wow, you are so talented. This is absolutely amazing. So subtle and true and powerful at the same time. I love it.

kdhamel said...

Your work is wonderful! I just love this painting and I especially love the title!

Kstyles said...

Beautiful!!!

Tim Bye said...

Tremendous work - wonderfully rendered!

mike r baker said...

Superb. I can't explain it but your paintings always make my heart swell. :)

letile said...

beautiful light!

Mim said...

Hi, You've been given the creative blogger award - see my blog if you need more details.
As usual, love the paintings, Mim

Michelle Lana said...

such a gorgeous piece! wonderful!

Brandi said...

Amazing - those buns or donuts look so good!

Paige Keiser said...

Gorgeous painting!!

Arnold Lozano said...

thank you very much for the comment you left on my big sur photograph. in doing so, you've given me the opportunity to take a look at your work. I particularly love this image... the angles and geometry, and the idea of the open box... bravo

alex said...

Of course you know that you had my vote! :-)

I love how the box is open, contents out, and the duck's mouth is open... superb!

monica indelicato said...

very very very special,the light, colors and composition...I love it!
And many thanks for your comment on my blog,it was also in a very good italian!(my english isn't so)
:)