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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

Sustenance Daily Offering Fruit Nuts Wine Spiritual Essence

16x20 inches / oil on stretched canvas
I really must get better photos of my larger oil paintings!  In reality, the faded velvet cloth is tattered and torn which contrasts beautifully with the smooth, yet bruised fruit.

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Here the bare essentials of sustenance with a setting depicting anticipation of the fruit being cut and savored as well as the half empty glass of wine and just two nuts . . . all seemingly treasured as if an altar display on a clean, folded white cloth protecting it from a very frayed and tattered drape of velvet over a primitive bench. My intent was to bring an almost spiritual aspect to this serene yet powerful still life. Suitably framed, this painting would lend a rich air to either a classical or contemporary setting.

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