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

three little figs, fruit, realism, still life oil painting

5x7 inches / oil on panel
A slightly new colorway for me, but scrumptuously delicious. Second to earth tones, I adore the luscious, rich hues found in figs -- they have all my favorites from ochre to periwinkle to crimson and everything inbetween! I'm so enthralled with the color variations on the exterior, I can hardly contain myself to cut one open and paint that vibrantly dazzling interior of crimson seeds!


Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Jeanne to simply say this is a beautiful painting would be an understatement. My grandfather, father, and uncle grew figs, you captured the full range of color.

Can't wait for the next painting of halves. Great job.


Thank you so much, Joan! High praise indeed as you've had such intensely close contact with this beautiful fruit since your grandfather, father and uncle grew them! They are really spectacular little gems! In fact, their interiors are actually gem-like, which I'd like to attempt soon. Many thanks for your lovely comments! Jeanne

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