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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

VICTORIAN FLOWER BASKET (SOLD-click to view results)

10x8 inches oil on stretched canvas2007
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.



absolutely beautiful!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Jacqui Faye! While I have been working more toward contemporary realism, occasionally I will paint something such as this Victorian posy which harkens back to my familiar classical style. I appreciate your compliment! Jeanne

jenedypaige said...

Well done... did this take you more than a day? :)

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Jenedy! Yes, this as well as all my small paintings, take a minimum of several days to paint. Using oils of course requires more time than any other medium, and with the level of detail I include in my work the process can take quite a considerable amount of time, indeed. (My "days" are up to 12-14 hrs. at the easel.) Thank you again for your comment and inquiry. Jeanne

Diana Moses Botkin said...

It's a striking painting, Jeanne. I really like the subject matter, your arrangement and your technique. Wonderful job you did! It has a charming old look, I think mainly because of the vintage rose variety.

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Diana! While I've been attempting to heighten my skills in contemporary realism, occasionally I will reintroduce a more familiar and in this case, a romantic subject. Thank you for your comments and observations! Jeanne

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