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"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

BUNDLE OF ASPARAGUS (SOLD)



Bundle of Asparagus
Oil on Panel 5 x 7 inches
SOLD
Here I finally satisfied a long standing urge to create this painting — ever since my first exposure to the subject as art via a painting of white asparagus by Adriaen Coorte in 1696 and then again with a painting of asparagus on a bed of chives by Edouard Manet in 1880. The simple, pure beauty of a tied bundle of asparagus signifies the earthy freshness of spring. The warm tonal greens are particularly attractive with various shades of blue, mauve and lavender — an irresistible palette. This painting marks my full immersion into contemporary realism having previously worked exclusively in the style of classical realism.

4 comments:

Todd Bonita said...

Nice work here Jeanne, really nice stuff.

Michele Beaulieu aka NAQUAIYA said...

Your asperagus is wonderful and the shadows superb.

Bee said...

I love the way two tips are holding the bundle away from the shiney surface allowing the light to show through from behind ... the shadows are even more powerful as a result. Beautiful work!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful and insightful comments! It was a real joy to paint this one as I felt it was a refreshing change. Those highlights were most enjoyable!

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