Sunday, February 10, 2008



CHOOSING
is the theme this week at Illustration Friday. I am using a painting I did several years ago...but it was a big leap forward for me at the time. Taken me quite a long time to catch back up with myself, if you know what I mean? Anyway, it's about having to choose. Taking one thing, then looking again at what you left behind and thinking "Hmmm..." Concept embodied by a small boy eating cupcakes!

Desire, oil on wood, 16 x 8 inches

P.S. Penelope may be too modest to mention her interview in the latest issue of Artful Blogging magazine. I was thrilled to be one of several artists whose images were used as visuals for the article. For more about this, see here!

35 comments:

Detlef said...

Great lighting on this. Yum, cupcakes haven't had one for years.

helen said...

I love the expression on the kid's face. Beautiful painting.

andi butler said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, and that expression is awfully familiar, on my two guys!

a : )

INDIGENE said...

Hmmm...he looks so serious about those choices and I don't blame him, it's tough! I love it!

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Julia Kelly said...

Love this - the light and the color! And congrats on your inclusion in the magazine!

mike r baker said...

Such a look of consternation! :)

Your paintings are always beautiful and inspiring, Nancy.

Congrats on the magazine! I loved that my piece was next to your wonderful painting! :)

nina seven said...

Nancy - This is a lovely painting. I'm always amazed at how realistic your images are. I tried to link to the Artful Blogging article, but it didn't show the article with your painting and the interview with Penelope. Do you have to buy it to see it?

bookbabie said...

Lovely, your technique is so soft and soothing to the soul:)

life without novacaine said...

Wow, very nice. I just love your paintings, they are very beautiful.

life without novacaine said...

Wow, very nice. I just love your paintings, they are very beautiful.

Fourborne said...

This is beautiful. I love the face. I'm in the process of learning to paint.

carla said...

You have such a talent for capturing the entirety of a moment - beyond what's seen to the mood and emotion. I love the thoughtful look on his face. He's not having an easy time of it!

Christine said...

Very beautiful. I really like your painting style:))

Alina Chau said...

Love the warming inviting feel!

SENTA said...

You are so talented! This is beautiful!

Danarella said...

I always love your artwork. your painting style is amazing!

ValGalArt said...

I can see why they chose you, your talent is abundant!

Bobo Cat said...

Great painting! The boy expression is so well-done.

Bee said...

Such a great painting, the boy has a wonderful expression and you have an enviable talent!

elizabeth said...

What a great little intense face he has!

scribblesk said...

How I love your paintings! Thanks for sharing!

tusen said...

beautiful painting. I love the boy's face.

Monica said...

I'm not at all surprised that they picked one of your paintings to illustrate the article, your pieces are so professional and so full of character and meaning.

Congratulations, this painting is no exception!

studio lolo said...

This is absolute perfection from the cupcakes right down to the look on his face! Your paintings delight me.
So glad you had a piece chosen for the magazine! I sent several images after I wrote and told them about "IF" but haven't heard back. I guess that would be a "no." I can't wait to get a copy and see so many of my "IF" friends in it though!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Nina, unless Penelope Dullaghan uploads the magazine interview to the IF website, or her own website, I don't think it will be accessible anywhere online. Maybe she will! Lolo, it sure doesn't seem fair that your work was not included in the article if the whole thing was your idea in the first place. I have absolutely no idea how they chose the art. I'm sure it was partly random chance.

Thank you everybody! I appreciate your nice comments.

Gabriel said...

Great painting! it's very beautiful.
Thanks for the visit on my blog.

imwithsully said...

What a beautiful scene. Reminds me of my son who who eat the tops off of both and leave me the bottoms.

Michelle Henninger said...

I love this painting Nancy! Beautiful play in light, and colors! and Congrats on being in the magazine! You are a rock star!!

Jules said...

Hi Nancy:

Beautiful painting. You have such a gift of capturing light and tone, absolutely soul-settling beautiful. I hope you are well and the family as well.

Juli

**Robin** said...

Hi There, Your hair looks really kept back well, like mine...I do love afghans though!! Love your rendition of "choosing", so beautifully done!!

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Cakespy said...

Nancy, I know you posted this a while ago, and I just realized that I never commented (I thought I had!!). I just needed to say how stunning it is, really. The composition is just beautiful, and of course the subject matter "speaks" to me. ;-)

Mim said...

Hi there, I haven't stopped by in awhile, but as usual, it is a treat. Hope all is going well! The paintings are wonderful, and I also love the expression on his face.

Jules said...

Beautiful Nancy! Sorry I've been awol for a while now. Busy doing mailart. Hope all is well.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

this is very nice. makes me wonder what he is thinking about. very well done; i like the depth and perspective


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