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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

still life oil painting apples bucket farmhouse table Autumn in the Country: Rustic Bucket of Apples

20x16 inches oil on canvas panel

Capturing the essence of Autumn in the country, this earthy, muted painting of a rustic setting with cracked stucco walls, farmhouse pine table, and juicy samplings from this bucket of “gold” recalls many crisp, clear days while we snapped apples off the trees in a hurry to fill our baskets and buckets. Thoughts of anticipation for the fragrance of warm apple pies wafting through the air brings a sense of familiar comfort.


Sheila Vaughan said...

Jeanne, such beautiful, subtle colours here. It is such a peaceful work.

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you so much, Sheila, for your lovely comments. While creating this painting, I felt a sense of serenity as you observed, not only from the familiar subject and all the happy memories associated with it, but also because of the muted palette -- earth tones are so soothing.

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I was published in Visual Language Magazine


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