Saturday, January 12, 2008



STITCH
is this week's theme at Illustration Friday. I thought this painting might suit the topic. When my boys were tinies I enjoyed knitting for them, although apart from a couple of infant caps, I never knit clothing: I knit toys instead! I did not have the attention span necessary for a sweater, but I could manage to knit a lamb or a kitten or a striped ball. Not sure I want to enquire too deeply into what that says about my character. But anyway, knitting and early motherhood always seem to go together in my mind. This is a painting of my friend Emilie and her youngest son.

Knitting, 18 x 14 inches, oil on canvas

37 comments:

rbaird said...

This is gorgeous! Stunning.

neilornstein said...

this lovely peaceful image brings back fond memories of my (alas long ago) childhood
regards,
Neil

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Such a great mood you've captured here! Impressive talent.

delaverobum said...

Perfect work! I love this image! Lovely!!!

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is beautiful...I love the way the little one is looking at mom.....such adoration.....

ValGalArt said...

you captured a beautiful moment!

Catalina said...

you captured a really warm feeling in this one, and I'm so enjoying watching it!

Gorillustrator said...

Like the use of light and shadow in this. Really nice mood you've captured.

Michelle Henninger said...

I love the lighting. It's leaves me feeling warm and cozy. Nice work!

Jessica Wong said...

Hi! Thanks for your comments! And I think you painting is really great!

Robyn said...

All your paintings are amazing! This one is particularly evocative. I can remember many times when my children have stood at my knee gazing up at me either with curiosity or adoration....or impatience because I am taking too long.

Mim said...

This one is very lovely and very evocative. wonderful light and peaceful.

Faruffa said...

Supendo!!!
Makes me feel a great nostalgia for my childhood.
Ciao :o)

Anke said...

Hi Nancy, beautiful new artwork you created since I visited last. Thanks for stopping by at my blog :) Smiles, Anke

Rrramone said...

A touching moment, Nancy. ;-)

Zari said...

Gorgeous! What a great painting!

Sherry Rogers said...

You have captured a really wonderful touching moment. The mother is so perfect. Funny how they grow so fast. . .

studio lolo said...

You've frozen a special moment for your friend. How lucky she is! This is beautiful.

carla said...

This is truly beautiful. You've captured such a peaceful, intimate, and loving moment.

Karen Winters said...

a beautiful sensitive moment, Nancy
Lovely

maría maza said...

Lovely painting... Reminds me of Ed Hopper and Norman Rockwell. Congratulations!

Alicia Padrón said...

wow! I love how you captured the moment perfectly.. so beautiful!

Cakespy said...

Nancy, your painting is simply gorgeous! I am so glad we found each other!!! You look so familiar. Did you go to Pratt?

Tracey Miller said...

A beautiful painting! Very sweet and forthright.

Jocelyn said...

I've always wanted to knit. I ended up cross-stitching instead when I was pregnant with my first-born.
That's a beautiful oil painting. :)

Crystal & Co. said...

I love this and what you shared about your knitting toys! Who says you have to limit yourself? Well done.
:)
ps: Thank you for visiting my blog

Jules said...

It's beautiful. Hope you are well, lot's of upheaval here lately... meds... oh what fun.

Joan Y said...

This a beautiful painting of such a tender moment.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

That is precious! I learned to knit last year and I'm currently (painfully) working through a sweater for my 3-year-old son. I'm actually so bored with the project that I could cry but it's almost finished. I love your painting!

get zapped said...

This is great and full of tender love. Precious moments...

scribblesk said...

Lovely image and pensive atmosphere!

nessadee said...

Your paintings are so beautiful. You capture such warmth in them. Lovely!

Laurel Neustadter said...

This is wonderful. The painting invokes a feeling of great contentment in me: mother and child engaged in a simple domestic task. Beautiful!

Halloweenville said...

this is beautiful! and wow thats amazing that you could knit toys..so cool..

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

Christine said...

This is AWESOME. Wow! The lights and shadows blow me away. Wonderful piece. (Being a knitter myself, your background story made me smile:)

Andrei MITUCA said...

...sensitive feelings...