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

classical realism oil painting birds fruit flowers Bluebirds & Old Fashioned English Roses in Porcelain Bowl, Butterflies, Bees, Raspberries

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Ohhh...if only I had taken a photo of this painting after I'd finished it!!!
Those Bluebirds really were exquisite in person and felt as if I could reach into the painting and quietly take hold of one -- almost feeling their wings fluttering in my loosely clasped hand.
Another commissioned painting --Here the client pointed to a number of my other paintings, small and large, and asked for elements from each including blue & white porcelain and pink roses. The bluebirds of happiness were symbolic of their lives together in their new home.


Anonymous said...

I love your work Try a lighter backround,,,,,,,,this is very much like old paiting ,,,,I love your flowers all all them EDITH KANE


Thank you, Edith! I've been painting in the classical style for sooo many years, that it's been challenging for me to move into the more contemporary style, although I love it and have been making an effort in that direction. I agree with your suggestion; a lighter background will indeed bring my work out of the Old World style and into the 21st century! Thank you for your comments. Jeanne

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I was published in Visual Language Magazine


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