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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

luscious berries and cream summertime memories summer images spode blue plate oil painting contemporary realism STRAWBERRIES 'N CREAM (SOLD)


4x4 inches oil on panel
What could better signify the emergence of the season than a plate of bright red strawberries swimming in a swirl of heavy cream! A delightful combination, here presented on a Spode plate for contrast and added brilliance in a red, white and blue combination . . . just in time for July 4th Independence Day!


Shant said...

I Love the fruit series!

k. Madison Moore said...

This is a beautiful piece Jeanne. good luck with it.

k. Madison Moore said...

I love the way the cream looks like it is actually swirling! Great!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you Shant! These little fruit paintings are my favorite to paint!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Madison! I debated removing some of the swirl effect, but to paint a smooth white surface would not be an accurate depiction of the cream. In reality those very subtle highlights, reflections and shadows exist since the subject is backlit from the right. The cream is very thick and gathers in the impressions around each seed, as well. Thank you for your comments! Jeanne

Fawn said...

YUMMMM! Looks like you could eat it!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you Fawn! ...and indeed, I did!! :) Jeanne

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