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

exquisite sterling silver spoons 19th & early 20th century - Lily silver - Orange Blossom silver patterns

5x7 inches / oil on panel
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Century old sterling silver spoons featuring "Lily" with the engraved initial "B" and "Orange Blossom" as well as one with morning glories, one with a sprinkling of Buttercups, another with Poppies, and one from the Art Deco period. Shown here oriented both vertically and horizontally. Withn the reflections of the bowls, you will see me photographing these spoons with my large "Farmstand Peaches" painting over my desk in the background.
(Just for fun look for 4 Lilies, 4 Orange blossoms, 2 Morning Glories, and a sprinkling of Buttercups and Poppies . . . and the letter B.)


LC Neill said...

Wow! Love the reflections and composition.


Thank you SO much! This was quite an intensely detailed painting, particularly since it's rather small. The composition just struck me as I glanced at this clutch of spoons casually laid upon my desk and I quickly grabbed my camera to record them for this painting! Jeanne

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