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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

don't like to repair old cracked porcelain use in oil paintings lemons painting classical ORIENTAL BLUE & WHITE BOWL OF LEMONS


6x6 inches oil on panelby Jeanne Illenye 2007
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.


Edward B. Gordon said...

perfect !!!

m collier said...

Beautiful !!!

k. Madison Moore said...

beautiful usual!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!! I debated making the cut lemon quite so aged, but thought it in keeping with the chipped bowl. Thanks!

Jelaine Faunce said...

Amazing. Just amazing. On the Daily Painters site, the description of the piece says it is "SOLD". I'd hate for you to lose potential buyers for such a stunning piece because of that. This beautiful painting deserves a home. :o)

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Jelaine, for your astuteness and kindness in bringing the listing error to my attention. Since then, this painting has sold and indeed found a "good home". :) Thank you!

N Poucher said...

I'm adding my "Beautiful" to the list of admirers of this lovely piece!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you very much! I truly appreciate your comments! Jeanne

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