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

unfurled orange classical still life

5x7 inches / oil on panel
Orange segments peeled open like an unfurling flower reveal how Nature repeats design elements and structures.


Anonymous said...

I really love this painting - the composition is so excellent. But I wish you would have added a trace of dew drops to give it that juicy fresh look.


Thank you so much! Yes, droplets of juice would've been a nice addition here, communicating a freshly peeled subject. This painting took some time to create so the juice had long dried. Nevertheless, I can of course create my next one with a "juicy fresh look" for you! Just email me at if you're interested. Jeanne

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I was published in Visual Language Magazine


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