Queen Anne Cherries contemporary realism oil painting still life

Five Cherries with Reflections
5x7 oil on panel
Enhanced by a uniquely exciting approach to lighting my subject as well as the incorporation of a somewhat cooler background, a perfect foil was created for accentuating the naturally intense brilliance of these Queen Anne cherries.
 
 

new dawn rose in chubby little glass jar

 capturing nature's transient beauty
new dawn rose in chubby little glass jar
4x4 in. oil on panel
I just adore this chubby little mustard jar so much that when they began discontinuing it my father and I bought all we could find at the foodstore . . . and we ate a lot of mustard for a very long time!  They're just so adorable and perfect for a single delicate blossom such as this blushing New Dawn Rose clipped from my arbor.  Painted lifesize.

pink and white floral bouquet in canton ware vase still life

 capturing nature's transient beauty
Summer Bouquet
20x16 inches oil on canvas
SOLD 
Bees and butterflies hover around a bouquet of pink Oriental Lilies, pink Hollyhocks and white Annabelle Hydrangeas which fill this blue and white Canton ware vase along with an antique blue bird figurine, a bird's nest filled with two blue eggs, feathers and moss and two of my client's favorite books, one entitled Antiques and the other featuring seashells. 
 
 

soul and purpose pansies in mustard jar oil painting realism

 
 -- soul and purpose --
 
Through my work I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same.
 
JEANNE ILLENYE
 
 "Pansies in Mustard Jar"
10x8 inches / oil on panel
 
SOLD 

three little figs oil painting still life


Three Little Figs
5x7 inches / oil on panel
 SOLD
 
A slightly new colorway for me, but scrumptuously delicious. Second to earth tones, I adore the luscious, rich hues found in figs -- they have all my favorites from ochre to periwinkle to crimson and everything inbetween! I'm so enthralled with the color variations on the exterior, I can hardly contain myself to cut one open and paint that vibrantly dazzling interior of crimson seeds!
 
 

Miniature Roses in Pink Sevres Vase

Miniature Roses in Pink Sevres Vase
Little Gems Series
4x4 inches oil on panel
 SOLD 
 

Miniature Roses in Celadon Vase

Miniature Roses in Celadon Vase
Little Gems Series
4x4 inches oil on panel
 SOLD 
 

blue bird taking flight feathers nest leaves antique vintage honduras cigar box still life oil painting

" S t a r t l e d "
18 x 14 inches / oil on canvas
Resting upon an antique Honduras cigar box, an intricate nest of twigs, grass & leaves protects three precious white eggs with pure blue, downy soft feathers fluttering lightly as a startled mother takes flight.
 SOLD 



 

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I was published in Visual Language Magazine