TRUE LOVE XOXO PINK HERSHEY'S KISSES LITTLE GEMS OIL PAINTING

TRUE LOVE XOXOX
Pink Hershey's Chocolate Kisses
Little Gems Paintings
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4x4 inches oil on panel

Burgundy Pink Peonies with Creamware Bunnies Little Gems Oil Paintings

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Burgundy Pink Peonies with Creamware Bunnies
6x6 inches / oil on panel
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LOVE & KISSES Blue Hershey's Chocolate Kisses custom oil painting

 
LOVE & KISSES
Custom Oil Painting Blue Hershey's Chocolate Kisses Little Gems Paintings
4x4 inches oil on panel
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Wedding Dress Custom Oil Painting Bride


The Wedding Dress
20x16 inches / oil on canvas
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This commissioned painting of a gorgeous wedding dress was a very special gift from mother to daughter on her wedding day. It was delightful to paint these billowy layers like feathers on a swan. If you have a wedding dress, wedding bouquet, christening gown or hat, which you'd like as an oil painting for posterity, please click the image below. 
 

Faberge Easter Egg Lily of the Valley

Faberge Easter Egg
4x4 inches oil on panel
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Exquisitely detialed with seed perals and diamonds, the original Faberge Easter egg was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II in 1898 for his beloved wife Tsarina Alexandra.  This sparticular egg was her favorite as it held images of Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Dutchess Olga and Grand Dutchess Tatiana.  It became a hallmark of beauty and technical expertise by the world renowned artisal Carl Faberge, whose work remains unsurpassed to this day.

Green Grapes on Black Painted Windsor Chair Fruit Oil Painting Contemporary Realism

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Green Grapes on Black Painted Windsor Chair
5x5 inches / oil on panel
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Capturing the translucency of grapes illuminated from within is always an enjoyable task. However, here I placed the grapes in strong, direct sunlight which caused the highlights to almost flatten out in blindingly bright white shapes, so I decided to adjust my interpretation to be a little softer. The additional challenge was not only to paint the luminosity of the grapes, but also to paint the highlights and shadows on their surfaces — so all at once I was painting the exterior as well as the interior light. Placing the grapes on an antique painted Windsor chair was merely an afterthought, as I was tracking the last sunlight into my studio and that was the only surface not already cluttered with paintings! Fortunately, I couldn’t have planned it any better since the rich, warm sienna tones provided a perfect complement to the various shades of yellow-green in the grapes.

Pansies in Basket Classical Old World Style Oil Painting Floral

  Dew Kissed Pansies in a Basket
16x20 inches / oil on canvas
Pansies are the most delightful little blossoms typically known for their "smiling faces".  I recall visiting our local farms in NJ as a child where I'd repeatedly presented my mother with clusters of colorful blossoms, begging her to choose my favorites...only to be rejected with the same response every time, "No, they don't have smiling faces in them!"  Then when my mother found just the perfect flat of smiling faces, I understood exactly what she meant.  ;o)
 
 

silver spoon water lily oil painting little gems realism

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Sterling Silver Teaspoon Waterlily Pattern
7x5 inches / oil on panel
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nest with oak leaves, moss, eggs and blue feathers

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Nest with Oak Leaves, Eggs, Moss and Feathers
20x20 oil on canvas
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butter yellow primulas primroses blue and white oriental bowl classical contemporary oil painting

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Butter Yellow Primulas in Blue and White Oriental Bowl
8x8 inches / oil on panel
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white peonies crystal vase crocheted lace taupe damask classical floral oil painting realism

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Peonies in Crystal Vase with Crocheted Lace on Frayed Damask
24x12 inches / oil on stretched canvas
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Lemons in Porcelain Oriental Bowl Little Gems series oil paintings classical old world style

Lemons in Cracked Porcelain Antique Oriental Bowl
5x5 inches oil on panel
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While working on a commissioned painting of lemons in a classical arrangement, I found that I was particularly drawn to one corner of the painting, with it’s depth of shadows and reflective qualities on the bowl. Hence I decided to “lift” that corner and place it in a square format to contemporize it as illustrated here. A trademark characteristic of much of my work is an enhanced sense of time and age in my subjects such as this chipped antique porcelain bowl and dried, cut lemon.

vintage antique victorian sterling silver spoon wild rose classical dark background


Silver Spoon Wild Rose Victorian
7x5 inches / oil on canvas
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After several decades of collecting century old sterling silver flatware, I’ve amassed a diverse collection which will only now begin to emerge in an expansive series of paintings begun over two years ago. Reflected here is a studio window adjacent to my easel where I painted this teaspoon from the “Seven Flowers” pattern; presented here is the Wild Rose.

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JEANNE ILLENYE Blushing Roses in Jelly Jar Still Life Oil Painting

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Blushing Roses in Jar
10x8 inches / oil on canvas
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In this painting I've represented the freshness of Spring with a clean, subtle palette and informal subject matter. For me the major stimulus for creating this painting was actually the glass jar. The clarity of light within the jar and dewdrops contrast with the velvety soft petals. While simplistic in terms of design elements, the painting still follows all the classic compositional rules. A versatile painting in terms of framing, it is quite suitable in a rustic or classical frame style, light or dark. Overall, I would classify this painting as a nice transitional piece between classical and contemporary realism.
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Blushing Roses in Jelly Jar

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Blushing Roses in Jar
10x8 inches / oil on canvas
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In this painting I've represented the freshness of Spring with a clean, subtle palette and informal subject matter. For me the major stimulus for creating this painting was actually the glass jar. The clarity of light within the jar and dewdrops contrast with the velvety soft petals. While simplistic in terms of design elements, the painting still follows all the classic compositional rules. A versatile painting in terms of framing, it is quite suitable in a rustic or classical frame style, light or dark. Overall, I would classify this painting as a nice transitional piece between classical and contemporary realism.
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classical oil painting basket of roses grapes peaches bird's nest eggs 8x10

"The Captive Rose"
8x10 inches / oil on canvas 
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The title bespeaks the risk of a soft, tender beauty being crushed as one of the plush English roses is captive under a pile of fuzzy peaches and dew touched grapes within the basket.

classical oil painting floral peonies queen of night purple black tulips pink rose creamware ginger jar vase boy with deer fawn


20x16 inches / oil on canvas
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These "Queen of the Night" tulips with their beautiful sheen, provide an interesting interplay of contrasts against the white peonies, creamware vase and linen cloth, as they almost recede into the background where they play a supporting role. Completing the classical flow of the composition is a thorny rose. Two honeybees, wings glistening and hind legs full of orange pollen, are the finishing touches to this Spring arrangement.

Trio of Black Cherries 4x4in. oil

Trio of Black Cherries
4x4 in. oil on panel
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Lady Carlisle pink teacup pink roses letter contemporary oil painting

Pink Roses in Lady Carlisle Teacup
5x5 inches / oil on panel
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This painting tells a story of perhaps some love letters...a gift of roses...a sentimental moment.

classical oil painting floral victorian flower basket ribbons pink english roses grapes

Victorian Flower Basket with Roses, Ribbon & Grapes
10x8 inches oil
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Voluptuous roses cascade from this Victorian flower basket, it’s handle entwined with pink velvet ribbon. A touch of chartreuse green adds spark to this charming nosegay.


classical floral still life oil painting roses chocolate candy love letter blue white porcelain ginger jar valentine's day gift mother's day

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A Gift of Roses and Chocolates
Classical Old Fashioned Roses in Ginger Jar with Love Letter and Chocolates
11x14 inches / oil on canvas
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Pink & White Peonies with Bunnies on Salt glazed Pottery on Crocheted Lace

Peonies & Bunnies
Pink & White Peonies with Bunnies on Salt glazed Pottery on Crocheted Lace
8x8 inches / oil on panel

 
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antique gold fob watch plum purple leather gilt book Katherine's birth time

Katherine's Birth Time
8x8 inches / oil on panel
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To accompany the previous painting, Jaime's Birth Time.

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I was published in Visual Language Magazine