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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

REFLECTIONS OF QUEEN ANNE CHERRIES (SOLD)


SOLD

5x7 oil on panel

Enhanced by a uniquely exciting approach to lighting my subject as well as the incorporation of a somewhat cooler background, a perfect foil was created for accentuating the naturally intense brilliance of these Queen Anne cherries.

10 comments:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Beautiful still life painting, Jeanne! Excellent job.

I love it that your name rhymes... it's catchy!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Diana! This was particularly fun to paint with all those dramatic shadows and reflections. The subtleties of the cherries were a joy! Also, glad you like the euphonious quality of my name, although rather tough for people to spell, it's easily recognizable. :O) Thanks again, Diana!! Jeanne

Edward B. Gordon said...

fantastic !!!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you Edward!!
Jeanne

JACQUI FAYE said...

absolutely beautiful, incredible reflections.

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Jacqui! The reflections and highlights were such fun to paint!! Thanks, Jeanne

kay Crain said...

Jeanne,
This is just a beautiful little study of cherries. Well done, my friend!

Don Gray said...

Love these cherries...and the open space above them!

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, so much, Kay! These were such absolute fun to paint! Thanks again, Jeanne

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Don, for your comments in particular about the negative space above the cherries. I felt it gave some more visual weight to those little beauties and emphasized their pungent hue. Thanks, Jeanne

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