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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

TEA AND ROSES blue transferware

8x10 oil on stretchedcanvas
Here is a more classical style painting in both subject and presentation. It is romantic and rich in contrasts — there’s something particularly fresh and appealing about velvety, butter yellow roses with vibrant blue and white porcelains. The Spode Blue Italian teacup and antique silver spoon are from my collection.


Sadie Jernigan Valeri said...

Your sense of color is just beautiful - love the pale orangey peach against it's pale blue compliment.

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Sadie for your astute observations. These buttery roses tinged with warm apricot or peach are not only luscious, but as you pointed out, complementary to the teacup on a secondary and even tertiary basis. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! Jeanne

k. Madison Moore said...

I love the details you always include in your beautiful paintings. Just beautiful!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you so much, Madison! The details are tedious but very rewarding. Jeanne

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