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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

peeled orange, orange glow with cherries & family crest - hyperrealism painting

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12x16 inches / oil on panel
SOLDThis commissioned painting features a glowing orange and my client's family crest interpreted in a rustic carving. His request was for a painting in the hyperrealist style. While I've never considered my work to meet those criteria, I do realize that certain aspects of my paintings have touched that mark, so I gave this a try. (First image is blurry but detail shows clearly.)

10 comments:

Russell Baker said...

Jeanne, Lovely piece. I love the light.

Russ
russells.studio@pacbell.net

Marina Petro said...

Simply Magnificent!!!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you so much, Russell. This lighting is quite different for me as I typically use soft lighting which nearly wraps around my subjects. However, I must admit that I really like the drama presented with this illumination. Jeanne

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you so much, Marina! There is a lot of drama in this one with a powerful impact. I attempted to complete the thought with adding more detail particularly in the shadows. When a painting "grabs" the viewer, I think there should be some substance to "hold" them. Thank you, Jeanne

LC Neill said...

This is beautifully done.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you so much LC. I truly appreciate it as this was an intense amount of detail. Unfortunately, my photos never upload with enough clarity. Thank you for your lovely comment. Jeanne

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

This is a very interesting still life. I really like the use of light.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you so much! The lighting was the most important factor in creating this painting as I wanted the orange to be completely infused with intense light as if illuminated from within, creating an almost transluscent quality about the subject. Happily, the result is exactly as I intended, creating wonderful drama. Jeanne

Paul Coventry-Brown said...

I think that the square version of this on Perez Fine Art is one of the finest still life paintings I have seen in a long while, the light is almost dazzling.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO very much, Paul, high praise indeed! Peeled oranges that seemingly glow in the light have always been a favorite subject. In that second version you can see my efforts toward a more contemporary format and depth of shadow, both of which increased visual tension thus punctuating the details of the subject. Your comments are truly heartfelt! Jeanne

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