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

trio of pears on old aqua blue wooden box

8x10 inches / oil on canvas


José said...


You've done a great job on this one.
The palette of colours and the values contribute to a well balanced and united painting.
I like to see pears on still lifes.
I seldom see pears with this kind of colour - I also like to see red ones - here in Portugal. But then again I bet that ours taste better :-)

Kind regards,



Thank you Jose, for your wonderful comments! I've seen pears in many varieties, colors and forms which makes them quite enjoyable to paint. I must admit, however, my husband eats all my subjects since I don't actually care for their flavor. Perhaps if I had them baked and topped with there's another painting subject! Thank you for your kind remarks! Jeanne

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