Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Nursery by Tolkyes Nursery by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 20"x24".

The title, "Nursery" has more than one meaning.
Astronomers refer to nebulas as 'star nurseries' because that is where stars are born. In turn, stars form planets and planets, in turn, can form life.
The space nebulae morph into kudzu vines (which to me look nebulous as well) and then there is the garden or 'nursery' at the bottom of the painting.
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2012-05-12
Tolkyes has a gallery that can make you drool. I'm glad that Nursery was suggested, otherwise you could pull your hair out try to decide which one you like best. ( Suggested by Ghost-of-Raven and Featured by deshrubber )
:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
Congrats
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconezrawadeashton:
EzraWadeAshton Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconezrawadeashton:
EzraWadeAshton Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :D
Reply
:iconvivinosekai:
ViviNoSekai Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this is so beautiful, i dont know what to say *_*
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This is my most commented on painting.
Reply
:iconbmarshallarts:
BMarshallARTS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful artwork.
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconxkiisa:
xKiisa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful theme - I love the choice of colours. 
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
Reply
:iconkjheoyjheo:
kjheoyjheo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow..........    I am speechless........
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:icontomerbarkan:
tomerbarkan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Beautiful!
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconvbetbeqviet:
vbetbeqviet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Very nice and superb!!
check my artwork vbetbeqviet.deviantart.com/art…
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconjg2004:
JG2004 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
😍😍😍That is amazing!😍😍😍 You are soooooooooooo talented!👌
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconbornstar910:
bornstar910 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional
your a hard worker this is great
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I work hard at things I care about, anyway.
Reply
:iconbornstar910:
bornstar910 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional
awsome
Reply
:iconlithiumvi0let:
lithiumvi0let Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
How brilliant light! Exciting:happybounce: 
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm flattered.
Reply
:iconlithiumvi0let:
lithiumvi0let Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
You're welcome!
Reply
:icontabra1z:
Tabra1z Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
that is amazing 
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconthe1knownas-euphoria:
The1KnownAs-Euphoria Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing.
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
Reply
:iconthe1knownas-euphoria:
The1KnownAs-Euphoria Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. Very beautiful artwork. I hope to be as great as you are.
Reply
:iconartagainstsociety:
ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's fine. I'm glad you like my work. I'll check out your site on Tumblr (I'm there, too).
Reply
:iconcreativeexistence:
CreativeExistence Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I thought this was digital art with how complex it is. This is amaazing. If you don't mind, what sort of techniques and steps did you use to create the space aspect of it?
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I look at photos of actual nebulae for realism. I paint from light to dark using titanium white to mix with. After the various colors and shapes look right I add the black space last. After it dries I come back and paint more stars later.
Reply
:iconcreativeexistence:
CreativeExistence Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok, thank you!
Reply
:iconwow-wolf-vomitas:
WOW-wolf-Vomitas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Amazingly beautiful!
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconspacejunke:
SpaceJunkE Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your skills on amazing! This is a beautiful piece! Keep up the great work:heart:
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconspacejunke:
SpaceJunkE Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcomes!: )
Reply
:icondillonpringle:
dillonpringle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Words cant describe how much I like this.
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
Reply
:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
:icondennisflipplz: Awesomely Awesome! :icondennisflipplz:
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm gratefully grateful that you like my painting!
Reply
:iconsugarbit:
SugarBit Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so astounding *0*
Reply
:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I still get a lot of positive comments on this painting even though it's a few years old now. It's very flattering and encouraging.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
100 Purchase Purchased Download Purchase Soon
2.8 MB ZIP File. Includes JPG
Nursery.jpg
2.8 MB
Add Your Rating! Thanks for Rating! Change Your Rating




Details

Submitted on
February 1, 2010
Image Size
2.8 MB
Resolution
3085×2562
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
50,144 (1 today)
Favourites
5,601 (who?)
Comments
554

Camera Data

Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE M340 Digital Ca
Shutter Speed
1/124 second
Aperture
F/3.1
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Apr 26, 2010, 11:21:44 AM
×