Saturday, January 8, 2011

Déjà Vu

Pears and a Pot, 11 x 14, oil on linen, 2008

Not really sure what to put in for Illustration Friday this week. The theme is Déjà Vu, the feeling that you have already experienced a moment which is currently happening. Who hasn't felt this, but it seems a tough concept to handle visually.  This comes close, I think, to expressing that feeling that creeps up on you... a concealed memory projected onto the present moment. A little unnerving!

19 comments:

Lost Aussie said...

This is lovely!

IVYALLOVER said...

wow, what a beautiful painting!

Gai said...

I love how you have thought about how to represent the theme. ''i've seen that pear before''!! .
Lovely painting, and beautiful colours.

Mindful Drawing said...

I hope to have a few deja-vus seeing your beautiful still life again and again.
Paula

messyfish said...

beautiful painting....

Teri C said...

Gorgeous painting and your description of deja-vu really strikes home.

k.h.whitaker said...

lovely

Christie said...

Wow, this is great! So realistic it looks like a photo! Happy New Year to you! :)

Lynette said...

Wonderful work! Well done!

Laurel said...

Beautifully done! ...and yes it was a hard word to illustrate but I think you did a great job!

Shirley Fachilla said...

Saw your lovely evocative painting on Women Painting Women.
Love this one as well. If a pear could remember, would that pear experience such deja vu?

Jack Foster said...

Very cool take on the topic Nancy... and so well done!

Jen Appel said...

I think you portrayed the theme perfectly - so beautiful!

INDIGENE said...

It's beautiful Nancy!

Juan said...

Exquisite painting, Nancy!

alarmcat said...

beautiful painting!

jennifer said...

This is such a beautiful painting.
and beautiful colors.

Marie Campbell said...

It's amazing how you've captured a sensation in an abstract way.

Camille said...

Your art is beautiful! I can't draw or paint to save my life, but I love the way artists translate images from their minds onto paper.

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