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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

Vintage Lamb Pull Toy - German Putz, bell, stick legs, pink ribbon

Antique German Putz Lamb Pull Toy
6x6 inches oil on panel
Nostalgia is an indulgence which I hope to recall with this charming little pull toy, her wooly body, cloth head and bell tied with a frayed ribbon all depict details which many a child has handled and studied as closely as I have here. She’s seen many happy years being tugged along by a little hand. . . .


Austin Maloney said...

You certianly are a master of your genre.


Diana Moses Botkin said...

This is a fascinating painting, partly because of the nostalgic object and also because of the simple composition. Wonderful job you did!


Thank you so much, Austin! I see your image here is also of a toy; aren't they fun to paint? Thank you again, Jeanne


Thank you, Diana! This was such a joy to paint, and I chose a muted palette to enhance the nostalgic appearance. I appreciate your nice comments! Thanks, Jeanne

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