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Thursday, 23 June 2016

1895 Perfectly Constructed

20 x 25 cm oil on panel, framed, available

I love composing still lifes and finding unusual objects for them.

The tiny abandoned nest I found attached to a garden fence post in a friends wild garden. It is beautifully constructed from moss, that grows abundantly here in Ireland, sheep's wool from her sheep and the course hairs from her horses tails, who graze in the adjacent field.

I placed the nest on an old slate roof tile, found on a walk when passing several ruined cottages, and the old copper jug acquired at a recent auction and a couple of hens' eggs to finish off the arrangement.


Carol Flatt said...

A wonderful variety of textures, Diana, from the slate, the nest to the pitcher. The reflections in the copper pitcher are mesmerizing!
What a talent you are!

hmuxo said...

A beautiful still life Diana. My eyes take me all over! LOVE the way you painted the copper jug! Outstanding work!!!

Carol Blackburn said...

I agree with Carol, I love that shine on the copper pitcher Diana. Interesting nest! We have some Phoebes nesting on our back porch. I hope I get to see the chicks fledge (I always miss it). Enjoy your day.

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