soul and purpose

"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


6x6 inches, oil on panel, $250
Spilling from this Spode Blue Italian teacup is a small handful of Queen Anne cherries, which I favor for their visual variations ranging from yellow to red. Adding the branch of leaves with the light shining through one, created depth and interest as well as the reflections in the mahogany table.


Barbie Bud said...

This is amazing, really lovely.

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you so much, Barbie! I was pleasantly surprised to see that it turned out to be a rather dramatic piece, particularly when I enlarged it bigger than life in my ebay listing. Thanks again! Jeanne

N Poucher said...

It certainly is dramatic! Beautiful work.

jeanneillenye said...

Thank you, Nancy! As mentioned, I was pleasantly surprised to see the results...often when creating a piece from memory (except for the cup in this case)I just let the painting dictate how to proceed, and this was no exception.

Don Gray said...

You handle this classic approach to still life beautifully, Jeanne. Wonderful color.

jeanneillenye said...

Don, thank you very much! In fact, I've been trying to steer away from classical toward a more contemporary approach, but that's easier said than done since I've painted classically for my entire career. Perhaps if the demand continues, I'll try to strike a balance between the two approaches. I truly appreciate your kind comments. Jeanne

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