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

Branch of rich, red cherries

5x5 inches / oil on panel
Deep, rich shades of red punctuate the depths of darkness creating drama such as found in old world paintings.


Diana Moses Botkin said...

Yes! This piece definitely has an Old World look. Very Masterful!

And those cherries look luscious.


Thank you, Diana! It was fun reverting back to what I refer to as an Old World look, as I'd been trying to move into a more contemporary appearance. I'm so accustomed to the classical style of deeper shadows and darker tones, particularly reds, that it was comforting to paint this one. Thanks again, Jeanne

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