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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

red delicious apple realism contemporary still life

"The Fateful Temptation"
5x5 inches / oil on panel
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Oh to ponder . . . that the fate of all mankind rested upon such a humble temptation . . . .

8 comments:

Sylvia Jenstad said...

This red delicious... loks delicious... amazing!!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you so much, Sylvia! It WAS delicious! :o) I truly appreciate your comments. Jeanne

Delilah said...

Wonderful painting

Takeyce said...

Beautiful, Jeanne!

Dar Presto said...

wow, it's terrific
I like that you chose a blemished apple, and made her beautiful.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! Also, as Dar observed, I chose to include a blemish or two on this otherwise perfect apple to reveal signs of age, which is my trademark, hence my slogan, "Capturing Nature's Transient Beauty". Thank you again for all your kind remarks! I truly appreciate it. Jeanne

Helen Read said...

This is delightful! I really like how you've shown the apple, but also the stem and shriveling leaves!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you, Helen. It's not often I can find an apple with leaves intact here in suburbia but...perhpas I should venture out to the farms and grab a few from the trees! :o) Thank you for your comments, Jeanne

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